Last weekend my husband and I took our annual car trip to the Virginia Mountains.From our home in North Carolina we drive north on Highway 52 past Mount Airy (where the Andy Griffith show was filmed) and into Virginia.Just past the border there are several fruit and vegetable stands with pumpkins, beautiful mums, tons of apples and more.After we load up with apples and lots of good fruits and veggies we head for the Blue Ridge Parkway to hike the Cumberland Gap Trail.This trail is strenuous and takes us about 2 hours to hike.The beautiful waterfall and stream at the bottom of the trail make our hike well worth the effort.
A friend gave me this Apple Pie recipe years ago. I’ve reduced the original sugar amount by half. Granny Smith or any sour apples work great. Cook this delicious dish for your family and they will love you. The top pie crust in the photo did not look that good but believe me it tasted great!
Recipe By : Maggie Weldon
Serving Size : 6
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 cups thinly sliced apples
1/4 cup cream
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon milk
2 pie crust deep dish
1. Mix sugars, flour, spices & salt in small bowl. Spread 1/3 apples in crust. Sprinkle 1/3 flour mixture. Repeat 3 times.
2. Pour cream into center. Dot with butter. Place 2nd crust atop pie. Cut slits in top crust.
3. Squeeze edges together. Baste top of crust with milk and sprinkle with sugar.
4. Bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour on cookie sheet bottom rack. Check crust browning while baking. Cover with foil if browning too much. Let cool before eating.
Copyright 2010 by Maggie Weldon