I was in Middlebury, VT, on Saturday so I took the opportunity to stop at the Middlebury Co-op, one of my all time favorite places to shop.
I was thrilled to find Northern Spy apples--an old time variety that is hard to find anymore. I love, love, love them for baking. They soften, but hold their shape. They have a crisp tartness that keeps a pie from being too sicky-sweet. I snatched some up even though I had really gone in just to get myself a smoothie for lunch.
I didn't make a pie though. I made Apple Bake, which is even easier than pie.
6 to 8 apples, peeled and sliced (My apples were so big, I used three and had plenty)
2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Mix these three ingredients together and put in a pie dish.
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 stick of butter, melted
Mix these four ingredients in a bowl until it is goopy (Highly technical cooking term).
Plop (another technical cooking term) spoonfuls of the mixture onto the apples.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50 to 60 minutes.
It is really yum. Now I will have to get myself back to Middlebury to get more apples for a real pie.