Monday, October 12, 2009

Cream Apple Pie

My great-grandmother Nellene 'invented' this pie. Apparently, it was her claim to fame. It was and always has been, my dad's favorite. As a toddler he would sneak bites while it cooled. And then try to blame it on a mouse!! His grandmother Nellene thought he was hilarious.

Nellene and her daughters kept the recipe in an impenetrable, undisclosed facility under 24 hour armed guard. To be shared with only a few select chosen ones. And thus it would have remained for ever and ever. Amen. Until it eventually ended up with me. Um... Turns out, covert ops is not my thing.

And that was the end of the top secret recipe.

It's really simple and I've never seen another recipe like it. Please be sure to use golden delicious apples and real whipping cream. Trust me. I've tried other apple varieties and using lesser fat dairy products. With disastrous results.

The one thing you can substitute is the sugar. I make my dad's pies with Splenda now. The scoundreal still tries to pilfer some pie and implicate the mouse. Poor mouse gets blamed for everything:)



CREAM APPLE PIE

1 unbaked pie shell
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
4-6 golden delicious apples
1/4 to 3/4 cup sugar for top of pie
Nutmeg for dusting, to taste
1/2 pint whipping cream

Put crust in a 9" pie pan and crimp edges. Stir together the flour and sugar. Gently spread in bottom of crust.

Peel, core and very thinly slice applies and arrange on top of flour/sugar mixture. Sprinkle with a little more sugar, according to how sweet or tart your apples are. Dust lightly with nutmeg.

Pour the whipping cream over all, trying to get all the apple slices submerged in cream.

Bake @ 350 until the crust is golden and apples are done, about 50-60 minutes.

p.s. It's really good for breakfast. Not that I've eaten it for breakfast or anything.

9 comments:

Mrs. P. said...

Shelley...this looks DELICIOUS!! I'll be giving this a try....and we are on the cusp of pie season. I love a reason to bake a pie :)

Blessings!
Gail

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Looks delish!!! Thanks for sharing your top secret recipe. :)

Christi said...

I love secret recipes! Do they know you've let the cat out of the bag? Thanks for posting it. It sounds delicious!

Christi @ A Southern Life
http://asouthernlife.com

Shelley said...

Christi- I never knew Nellene and her girls are gone too, but I'm sure they're rollin' in their graves about now ;)

Thanks Amanda and Gail- hope you enjoy!

Brenda said...

I've never seen a recipe like this before but it looks delicious!

Samantha said...

This sounds and looks delicious, will have to try soon !

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

I haven't heard this kind of recipe - love it!! So simple and sounds delicious! And it does sound like the perfect breakfast food to me! :) Thanks so much for sharing the "secret" recipe!

Sarah said...

I'm making this right now....and have a few queations :)
One cup of cream didn't even come close to submerging my apples. Do you ever add extra without adjusting other ingredients?
How do I know it's done? Should the cream all set? Thanks!

Sarah said...

**questions** :)

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