Almost Homemade Apple Pie
We’re going to cheat on this apple pie a little bit. Just a little!
We’re making the apple pie filling from scratch.
Wow. Sounds like a big deal, right?
It’s super easy. And so worth the time it takes to peel a few apples. The freshness!The part we’re cheating with is the crust.
Let’s use store-bought crust. They’re good. They’re fast. They’re pretty.
At this point in my cooking experience, making a pie crust is no problem. Getting to the pretty??? That’s another story.
So let’s not talk about it anymore — let’s just use store-bought, okay?
Now, to make this apple pie over-the-top-delicious, we’re going to serve it warm and top it with a Cinnamon Sauce and a Cheddar Cheese Sauce, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
I’m crediting my cousin, Debi, for this.
When I was a little girl, Debi treated me to dessert at the Liberty House cafe in Kahala Mall on Oahu.
This pie! The sauce!
That was probably 40 years ago. I haven’t come across anything like it ever since.
Apparently, I had been forgetting about the cinnamon sauce component. Debi reminded me recently, and the cinnamon sauce made all the difference!
It’s the combo of sweetness, tanginess, warm and cold. All those wonderful sensations in one bite!
Enjoy! – The Recipe Wench
Here’s the recipe for Homemade Apple Pie Filling. The recipes for the Cinnamon and Cheese Sauces follow!
The recipes are below but I also made a video for the apple pie filling —