I went to two Thanksgiving parties last weekend. The turkeys, the stuffing, all the side dishes, and oh! the pies! I made pumpkin pies and apple pies to take to the parties and they were a hit.
Apple pies are one of my favorite pies to make. There is nothing like the aroma of apple pie coming out of oven and the beauty of its golden look can steal many hearts of apple lovers. To me this classic American dessert along with the pumpkin pie is a must for our Thanksgiving feats.
I like to use variety of baking apples to make my deep dish apple pies. Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Gala, Braeburn, Jonathan, McIntosh, Corland, Honey Crisp are great choices. I would pick about 3 different types of baking apples to give extra flavor and texture of the pies. But living in Argentina, I can only find two kinds in the market these days; Granny Smith and Gala. It still came out wonderful and it tasted amazing.
I wouldn’t try to make apple pies if you are in a hurry. Peeling and slicing apples can takes some time and I would like to enjoy my time with apples without the pressure of time crunch. Well, any cooking can be frustrating if you have to hurry. So make sure you find a day for yourself to prepare for this old fashioned classic dessert!