Have you heard of Grandma Ople’s Apple Pie? It has been one of Allrecipes biggest hits. I have to admit, however, that I have been skeptical of this recipe for years. It seemed too easy, too quick, and against everything I believed how a good apple pie should be made. My sister, Amanda, on the other hand, swears by this recipe. She’s made it a couple of times now, and every time it comes out just right. Also, for the record, she is not a pie baker. Her specialty is cookies. I am the pie baker in the family, but Amanda’s apple pie trumps mine. Boo! Grandma Ople, I would like to take this opportunity to formally apologize for ever doubting your delicious apple pie recipe. This has now become one of my “tried and true’s”. It is a perfect addition to my holiday dessert table.
The gist of this recipe is that you fill a pie shell with sliced apples, decorate with lattice, and then gently pour a butter/sugar mixture over top. I have tweaked the recipe a bit by sautÃ©ing the apple slices in rum and butter first. I did this because I always like to precook my apples just a little bit. This adds more flavor to the pie filling, and it helps prevent the pie from shrinking when baked in the oven. However, this step is entirely optional.
To Make this Recipe You’Il Need the following ingredients: