Award Winning Apple Pie Recipe November 03 2017
I often here the saying ‘It runs in the family’ when people are referring to common traits like athleticism or beauty. I’ve always known that making, and eating, good food runs in my family. This was confirmed a few weeks ago when my mother won an apple pie contest. You’ll find the winning recipe below.
The 9th Annual Apple Pie and Dessert Contest was held on September 24th at the Home & Remodeling Show at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Sponsors for the event were STL Moms and Dads, STLToday, and Sububarn Journals. My mom decided to make her pie recipe in a new pie pan the week before the judging. The risk paid off and she came home the winner with her Apple Crumb Pie. You can view the all of the winning recipes here.
Congratulations Mom and thank you for passing along your cooking genes!
APPLE CRUMB PIE
1 9 inch pie crust, baked
5-6 large Jonathan apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 c sugar, divided
2 t cornstarch
1 t cinnamon
¾ c flour
1/3 c butter, softened
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a bowl, mix together ½ c sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon. Toss with apples. Mound into prebaked pie crust. Mix together remaining ½ c sugar and flour. Cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle topping over apples. Bake in preheated oven 40-50 minutes until golden brown. Best served warm and the day it is made.
Jam-Packed Pie March 16 2015
We just celebrated a very special Pi Day(3/14/15) and that got us thinking about all of the delicious pies there are… pizza pies, meat pies and sweet pies(our favorite). After the brutal winter we’ve been having, our thoughts immediately turned to the staple of every summer barbecue, strawberry pie. We searched through our cookbook library for the perfect recipe. This strawberry pie needed to be extra special to get us excited for the spring and summer ahead. We turned to expert Martha Stewart for the recipe. We left out the cranberry juice and half of the sugar and mixed in a half cup of Sassy Redhead - Strawberry Ginger Jam, as an extra treat. Click here for the original recipe.
Making a great pie takes talent. One of my fondest memories from growing up is eating Strawberry Pie made by my great grandmother. Even with her recipe, the strawberry pie still doesn’t taste quite the same. For those who aren’t interested in baking a pie, here are some suggestions on where to find great ones in New York City.
Sweet Pies – Momofuku Milk Bar(multiple locations but you’ll find us at 561 Columbus Avenue at 87th Street most Saturdays at 1pm for their cake walk!). As for their pies, they do call it crack pie for a reason.
Savory Pies – Myers of Keswick(634 Hudson Street) The pies taste just like they did over in London!
Pizza Pie – Grimaldi’s(multiple locations, but worth the trip over the Brooklyn Bridge to 1 Front Street) Just plain cheese is the best!
One tip to making any sweet pie taste better, serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Now that really gets us excited for warm weather.