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When I need a quick dessert for dinner or feel a need to satisfy my sweet tooth, I’ll this is one of my favorite quick desserts. It has a thick layer of seasoned apples in a golden brown pie crust.
No top crust which is one of the reasons it’s quick and easy to make. I like to serve with real whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Although I love a homemade-from-scratch-pie, I will use store-bought ingredients like those used in this recipe. Why? Quick and easy to make and tastes great!
To learn more about making a homemade golden brown pie crust, read this informative article by Martha Stewart.
Apple Pie Facts
According to Smithsonian Magazine, the first apple pie recipe wasn’t created in America.
The first recorded apple pie recipe was written in 1381 in England. It called for figs, raisins, pears, and saffron in addition to apples.
The early apple pie recipes didn’t include sugar. There are also recipes for Dutch apple pies as far back as 1514.
Cinnamon is an optional ingredient because my aunt and I are not big fans. Yes, it is a popular popular spice in apple pies.
However, we prefer vanilla extract and nutmeg. Tastes wonderful in apple pie!
Use whatever you prefer. One of the reasons I love cooking and baking is a recipe can be adjusted to suit personal preferences. How cool is that?!