Monday, October 18, 2010

Golden Apple Pie with Maple Syrup and Gingersnap Filling



This is good pie. Strike that. This is seriously great pie that I could eat everyday for the next year. This is also pie for the sake of my waistline I should never make again.

Therefore, I am passing off my pain to you. I’m happy we picked only one bag of apples Friday, or I’d be buying bigger pants.

Golden Apple Pie with Maple Syrup and Gingersnap Filling
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Gingersnaps help soak up the maple syrup and add flavor of their own to this fall apple pie.


Pastry for a deep dish two crust pie
6 cups peeled and thinly sliced Golden Delicious Apples, or other crisp sweet apple
1/2 cup real maple syrup
1/2 cups finely crushed store bought gingersnaps
1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter
Sugar for garnishing pie

1. Place the oven rack on the lower third of the oven and preheat to 400 degrees. Line a 9 1/2 “ deep dish pie pan with a bottom pastry.

2. Mix the apples with the maple syrup and gingersnaps in a large bowl. In a small bowl mix the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt. (Don’t skip this step or your pie will have starch clumps.) Toss the sugar mixture in with the apples and arrange the mixture nicely in the pie shell.

3. Dot the pie with butter, top with the second pastry and flute the edges. Sprinkle with sugar. Cut holes in the crust to vent.

4. Bake for 30 minutes. Place on a pie crust shield and lower the temperature to 375 degrees. Bake for 25 to 30 more minutes until the crust is golden and the filling is bubbly. Cool for several hours before serving.

Recipe & photograph by Laura Flowers.


19 comments:

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

I made an apple pie with a gingerbread-flavored crust once and while it had texture issues the flavor combination was spot-on. Which is why I know this pie must be incredibly delicious :).

coolblogger said...

Sometimes the dishes we make we dont feel like eating for 2 reasons.
1.As u said bcoz of the fear of expanding waistline
2.Dish looks so gorgeous we dont feel like breaking it.
I guess the above qualifies for both.

Joanne said...

This might have to be the dessert I make for Thanksgiving. Because I don't think I'd have the self control to keep it around the house for longer than an hour.

Monet said...

You know I love apple pie...but I've never thought about using maple syrup as a sweetener...it is a brilliant idea though! I'm eager to try it. Thank you for your kind words on my blog. Truly.

Elisabeth said...

Beautiful apple pie, and recipe! Thank yon for sharing!

Veronica said...

I better hurry up and make this pie before my weight loss bet with some co-workers starts! B/c I know I'll eat half of it--lol.

Jacqueline said...

I have been looking for a great apple pie as I have tons of apples and want something really over the top and not ordinary. This sounds like the one!

notyet100 said...

slurp,.;-)

Dawn said...

LOVE the addition of the maple. I need to make one!

blackbookkitchendiaries said...

oh yum! this sounds fantastic.. love the touch of gingersnap in this recipe. thank you for sharing this.

Joy said...

Ohhh i love this recipe. especially the filling.

carol said...

Hello! congratulations! thanks! for this wonderful recipe! br your fan!
Caroliny!

naomi said...

I love gingersnap addition. Thank you for passing the "pain" forward, I grabbing for some eating pants now!

Sue said...

Maple and gingersnaps sound like such great additions to your apple pie! I can only imagine how delicious it is!

Art and Appetite said...

Laura, this looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing the recipe--another great thanksgiving recipe. YUM!

baking.serendipity said...

This is one amazing sounding pie! I love how you enhanced the apple flavor. Definitely bookmarking this recipe :) Thanks!

Mads said...

That would put me into a sugar coma...I must HAVE IT NOW!!!!

Carol said...

Thank you so much Laura-I love the idea of using gingersnaps in with the apples and I have some wonderful NH maple syrup with this pie's name all over it. I can't wait to get a minute to play in the kitchen......

The Cooking Photographer said...

Carol thank-you for all your comments!

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