My dad has been making pies for as long as I can remember. Every time a family function was happening, or a holiday of any kind – dad would bake hundreds of them. Well okay, not hundreds but enough where we gave one to just about everyone we knew. I miss having his pies now that I have moved west, but it is always something to look forward to when I visit them.
What you will need
4-5 cooking apples (cored, peeled and diced)
1 cup of sugar
2 tablespoons of flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
4 canned pear halves (drained and crushed)
2 tbsp white rum
2 tbsp butter
1 full egg
Preheat oven to 425
What to do
Line a 9” pie pan with crust. Make sure you gently push the crust into the edges of the pan.
Combine the apples, sugar, cinnamon, and flour then set the bowl to the side for now.
Whisk the egg in a small bowl and set aside, we’ll use this when the pie is almost ready.
Line the pears in the bottom of the pan and sprinkle the rum over top, followed by the apple mixture that was set aside. Break small pieces of butter and place them randomly on top of the apples. Place another piece of crust over the top.
You can either use a fork to press the edges of the pie together or get fancy with your fingers and make some nice designs. Either way works fine.
Cut a small hole in the center of the top crust and add some slits so the steam can escape.
The pie will cook for 40-50 minutes. Ten minutes before the pie is done take it out of the oven then brush the crust with some of the egg wash. Add a pinch of sugar on top then cook to golden brown.
I hope you enjoy this as much as my family does.