Yay! Happy Independence Day!
The history behind Independence Day is awesome in itself, but the all-american pride on this day is second to none! This year we decided to embrace the red, white, and boom the goes along with the Fourth of July.
As a lover of all things sparkly, I dragged my unwitting boyfriend to the Addison firework spectacular “Kaboom Town” last night. Little did we know, we don’t handle large crowds very well. After bolting out of there, we hit up Walmart, grabbed some snacks, and headed over to bribe a friend living in Dallas to let us watch from her place. It was a crazy night, but we got to see the Kaboom that we came for, so all is well.
This morning, I was revived and feeling more patriotic than ever, so I decided to put together I little recipe on the most all-american desert of them all: Lattice Apple Pie! Here’s what you’ll need:
- 7 granny smith apples (sliced, cored, and peeled)
- 3/4 cup of packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
- Juice from one lemon
Grab two bowls and separate your ingredients. Coat the apples in the lemon juice in one bow. In the other, mix the dry ingredients (cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar).
Now mix the two bowls together, and you’ve got the perfect filling. Go ahead and toss all of that into your pie crust lined dish. You can purchase a store bought package of two, or make some from scratch. My favorite is this one from The Prairie Homestead. It’s shortening-free which is awesome because I rarely use shortening.
Next cut your second, rolled out piece of dough into long thin slices. These should be a little less than an inch thick. The way I made the lattice shape to my pie, I went piece by piece on either side. I’d place one diagonal, one vertical, continue that pattern and weave as needed.
Beat one egg and a drizzle of water with a whisk and brush the top of your pie with the mixture. Sprinkle white sugar and cinnamon on top. The more you sprinkle, the darker it will be!
Bake your pie at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for around 35 minutes. Depending on your over, you may need to leave it in a little longer to get it really crispy on top.
And you’ve got an All-American MASTERPIECE! I’ll be quiet honest, my family thought I was so talented for making this baby when, in reality, it’s just throwing stuff in a dish and some fancy dough work!
From my family to yours, I wish you a very festive fourth, and happy pie making!