This aromatic pie 's secret is a bit of whiskey sprinkled onto the filling just before the top crust is slipped on. It mingles marvelously with the sugar, apples and spices as this luscious pie bakes.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 6 tart apples - peeled, cored and sliced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons whiskey
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (225 degrees C). Fit bottom crust into a 9 inch pie plate.
In a small bowl, mix together sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Place sliced apples in a large bowl and sprinkle with sugar mixture. Toss until apples are thoroughly coated. Spoon apples into pan.
Dot apples with butter or margarine, then sprinkle with whiskey. Cover with top crust. Seal edges and cut steam vents in top.
Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Lower temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake an additional 40 minutes. Serve warm.
Baking pie is a rather straightforward technique, but a few tips can only help to make your pies come out looking and tasting perfect!