Saturday, 6 April 2013

Snow White's Poison Apple Pie

Snow White's Poison Apple Pie:


1 pie crust - 1/2 of this pie crust recipe will work, or a store bought crust

1 batch of Blackberry Sauce or a blueberry

Fresh Whipped Cream

About 4-5 apples, peeled, and diced into about 1cmX1cm cubes (or larger if you like).
3 Tablespoons honey
1/2 Cup brown sugar
1 Teaspoon cinnamon
1 Teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 Teaspoon allspice

2 tablespoons corn starch mixed with 1 tablespoon water, mixed smooth


Start by making the berry sauce, pie crust (if doing from scratch) and the whipped cream and setting them in the fridge until they are needed. You can also wait until the pie is almost done baking to start the whipped cream. Depends on if you want to have everything done ahead of time or serve it all up on the fly.

In a medium sized sauce pan, ad roughly 3 tablespoons of water and add the chopped apples, brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice.  Heat over medium heat for about 15-20 minutes or until the apples are just starting to get a softer consistency. Try not to overcook the apples, they will cook more while the pie crust bakes and overcooking will make them very runny. Remove from heat and add the berry sauce and stir to turn the apples an awesome purple color. Add the corn starch slurry to the apples and stir so its evenly distributed. Pour the purple apples into the pie crust you either prepared or bought. Bake according to your recipe or the crust's instructions. Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes before cutting so the apples don't run too much. Serve with the whipped cream dolloped on top.

If you are finding that the edge of your pie crust is getting too dark you can cover the edges with the ring of tinfoil, or even brushing some milk on the edges will help keep them from getting over done. Be gentle and have a light touch with the milk if you go that route because you can over do it.



Have you seen the movie Waitress with Keri Russel? I enjoyed it, you may not but if you hate spoilers look away now, Keri Russel plays a woman named Jenna who works as a waitress at a low grade dinner, she is pretty unhappy with her life and the only thing that brings her joy is baking different delicious fantasy pies. Basically where I am going with this is that sometimes when you have the flu for a week and watch far too many Disney movies and day time cable tv movies (like Waitress has become) then odd things can happen in  a brain.  Which is basically where this recipe came from.

For this recipe I'll be using a few other recipes on here including the Berry Sauce recipe (I used blackberries), and the recipe for fresh whipped cream. The blackberry sauce will be used to turn the apples a delightful rich purple color to make them "poison apples" and I served this pie as more of a tart so the bright purple color was really shown off. Top off each serving with a dollop of fresh whipped cream (I know it's a stretch but that's the Snow White part in my head).  I wish I had a picture of this one but when I made it for my friends it didn't last long enough to find the camera, but that is always a good sign.

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