This week Grandpa stopped by with a big bag of apples from his tree and the moment he slung them up onto the table I announced "well I guess we're doing an apple pie this week than". I've been itching to get my hands on some dough and knew that the salted caramel apple pie from The Four and Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book sounded just about perfect for that.
Now I am not going to beat around the bush - this pie was a major labor of love. I have only attempted homemade pie crust a handful of times and so I must've read this (lengthy) recipe like forty times before diving in. I will admit that Josie and I made the homemade caramel and the dough on Thursday evening to make sure we could in fact pull of this masterpiece by Friday night and I am so glad we did. Even starting early we were in the kitchen for at least three hours before pulling the finished pie from the oven, both of us beaming and oohing and ahhing with pride. I also want to interject here and publicly admit that we had grilled cheese for dinner because I was way to tired to fix some sort of fancy dinner too…the main course was basically dessert tonight!
This was a really good apple pie, in fact I got a "I think this is the best apple pie I've ever had" out of Chris and that was a huge compliment. The caramel and the salt are really subtle only enhancing the apple pie but not stealing the show. The all butter crust was a ton of work, done all by hand per the books instructions but it paid of too. It had a nice flake and bite and I definitely think I will try it again. I am loving testing out all these different recipes and so I am not willing to admit it's my go to or anything just yet…but it was really really good!
It's daddy's birthday weekend so we added some candles and some big scoops of vanilla ice cream too before digging in. My little baker was in her element tonight sharing the pie with the family! Still loving this new tradition so so much - and next weeks my birthday so I get to choose, I've got just the one all picked out!
Happy Friday!! xoxo
Salted Caramel Apple Pie - from Four and Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book
(I found the recipe posted HERE and since it is so in depth I am too tired to write it all out tonight so I thought I would just link you over until I get a chance. I will note that the crust they reference is not the same as in the book though just an fyi)