Apple Pie & Cinnamon Things #AppleWeek

Apple Pie & Cinnamon Things

Apple Pie & Cinnamon Things

The kids and I love working in the kitchen – today’s adventure includes making a homemade apple pie and cinnamon things.  When I think about things that remind me of my mom – apple pie is one of them.  She makes the best apple pie I’ve ever had.  I typically use her recipe and still don’t think my pies are as good – I’ve gotten better over the years but pie dough is still a fickle creature to me.  Some days it comes out amazing – others a crumbly mess (today’s crust was leaning towards the bad end of the spectrum to be honest!!).

For the crust my mom always uses Betty Crocker’s recipe (as do I)

Crust Recipe

(yield – 1 – 9 inch two-crust pie)

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup plus 2 tbs shortening
  • 4 to 5 tbs cold water

Instructions

  • Mix the flour and salt in medium bowl.  
  • Cut in shortening with pastry blender (I use my stand mixer) until dough pieces are the size of small peas.
  • Sprinkle with the cold water 1 tablespoon at a time (1 to 2 teaspoons extra if necessary).  
  • Gather dough into a ball.  
  • Cut in half and shape into two balls.  
  • Roll pastry on lightly floured surface.

Apple Pie & Cinnamon Things

For this pie I used a quart jar of apple pie filling I canned in the fall.  The recipe for the apple pie filling is from The Canning Diva’s site and can be found here.  I find that one quart jar doesn’t make the pie quite as thick as I would like it to be so I add a couple fresh apples.  I top the filling with a few pats of butter, roll my second piece of dough, place on top, flute the edges, prick the top crust with a fork and mark with an “A”.

Apple Pie & Cinnamon Things

I bake the pie with a pie shield (you could use foil wrapped on the fluted edges) at 350ยบ until bubbly.

Growing up my mom always made “Cinnamon Things” (I’m not sure why they are named cinnamon things – that’s just how it was in our house) anytime she made pie dough.  You form a ball with the remaining dough (I always make an extra single batch – half the recipe above), roll it out, sprinkle it with cinnamon and sugar, roll it up, and cut.  You bake them with the pie until they are golden brown – roughly 20 minutes.

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The kids love pie dough so its hard to keep them from eating any pieces they can get there hands on – it reminds me of the seagulls from Finding Nemo – shouting – “mine, mine”.  I’m happy to pass on my love of baking – it is so much fun to see their skills develop over time.  Do you have any recipes that make you think of special loved ones?  If so feel free to leave a comment – I would be happy to feature recipes if anyone has one they would like to share.


Join us during #AppleWeek in our celebration of all things Apple!

Monday: Appetizers and Drinks


Apple Brie Roll Up  by Family Around the Table
Apple Cider Margaritas by A Palatable Pastime
Apple Cheddar Pinwheels by Cooking With Carlee
Apple Pie Martini by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Apple Pie Smoothie by Feeding Big
Caramel Apple Float by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Caramel Apple Martini by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Caramel Appletini by The Speckled Palate
Hot and Boozy Caramel Apple Cider by Love My Messy Messy Mess
Hot Fireball Apple Cider by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Mulled Apple Shrub Mule by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Pumpkin Spice Crockpot Apple Sauce by I Say Nomato
Red Hot Apple Cider by New South Charm
Roasted Apple and Acorn Squash Soup by Caroline’s Cooking
Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
 

Tuesday: Main Dishes and Sides

Apple Cheddar Grilled Cheese by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures

Apple Cider Bread by I Say Nomato
Apple-Glazed Pork Chops with Raisins by Love My Messy Messy Mess
Apple Streusel Muffins by Family Around The Table
Chicken Salad with Apples and Cranberries by Feeding Big
Chopped Apple Salad by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Fall Apples Become Yummy Applesauce for the Year by Crafty Mama in ME
Harvest Brats with Apple Slaw by Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids
Sausage Stuffed Apples by A Palatable Pastime
Sage Pork Chops with Apple Pan Gravy by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Scalloped Apples Casserole by Red Cottage Chronicles
Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Pork by Cooking With Carlee
Southern Style Fried Apples by New South Charm

Wednesday: Sweet Treats

Apple and Nut Drop Cookies by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Apple Brown Betty by Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids

Apple Cider Caramel Sauce by Cooking With Carlee
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread by Feeding Big
Apple Dumplings by A Palatable Pastime
Apple Oatmeal Cookies by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Apple Pie & Cinnamon Things by Crafty Mama in ME
Apple Pie in a Jar by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Apple Swirl Buns by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Baked Apples with Chocolate and Caramel by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Brown Butter Apples by Cricket’s Confections
Mini Apple Pie with Cheddar Crust by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Nana’s Apple Pie by The Crumby Cupcake
Sparkling Cider Pound Cake by Family Around The Table

 

Thursday: Apple Projects

Apple Bacon Jam by Caroline’s Cooking

Apple Cinnamon Pancake Mix in a Jar by A Palatable Pastime
Apple Cinnamon Stovetop Potpourri by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Apple Suncatchers by Crafty Mama in ME
Caramel Apple in a Jar by Family Around The Table
Homemade Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Packets by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Knit Apple Hat by Jolene’s Recipe Journal

 

Friday: Anything Apple Goes

1 Minute Caramel Apple Dip by Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids

Apple Brown Betty by A Palatable Pastime
Apple Bundt Cake With Cider Caramel by Cooking With Carlee
Apple Cinnamon Shortcakes by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Apple Crisp Shortbread Bars by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Apple Fritters by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Apple Pie Skillet by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Caramelized Apple and Bacon Jam Crostini by Caroline’s Cooking
Creamy Peanut Butter Apple Dip by New South Charm
Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Apple and Peppered Bacon by Feeding Big
Individual Apple Crisp by Family Around The Table
Smoky Apple Pulled Pork by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Slow Cooker Apple Butter by The Crumby Cupcake
 
 

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  1. Charlene b Asay October 14, 2016
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