I know I’m terribly late in posting this….. I actually had great intentions of posting it for Father’s Day. Ha!
Apple Pie is Alfredo’s all-time favorite dessert (however, I think he’ll say flan if his mother is around – just a suspicion). This is one of those desserts that I always make for his birthday, Father’s Day & any ol’ day I want him to feel special and loved. I’m sure we all have a of these desserts in our repertoire.
One thing is for sure, Alfredo certainly earned his favorite dessert for Father’s Day. He does ALL the things a good father should, but what make him a great dad are the things he doesn’t have to do. He works from home on the days that I chaperon a field trip or work in my son’s classroom, he can find anything on my shopping list at the grocery store or Costco without panicking or calling me a hundred times (only once or twice), he holds hands with the kids & skips, he plays video games & Barbie, and many times he’ll go solo with our son to endure 5 hours at a swim meet. It is my belief that great fathers are excellent husbands & partners. Alfredo definitely makes my job easier and if all it takes is an Apple Pie to make him happy, then by all means I will bake a pie for him whenever he wants! It’s a week late in coming, but Happy Father’s Day to everyone!
- ½ c Sugar
- ¼ c All-Purpose Flour
- ½ t Ground Cinnamon
- ½ t Ground Nutmeg
- 6 c thinly sliced peeled Granny Smith Apples
- 2 T butter
Heat oven to 425. Prepare pastry (I’m guessing everyone buys their pastries….) in 9” pie plate. Combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg & apples in a large bowl. Toss well so that the apples are completely coated with the mixture. Pour mixture into pie plate, cut butter into small pieces & dot the top of the apples with them. Cover the mixture with the second pastry round, cut slits into the top for venting & flute the edges to seal the pie shells together. Cover the edges with foil to prevent burning. Bake for ~ 45, removing the foil the last 15 minutes.
Alfredo in the backyard having a water gun battle with the kids – the kids won!