Friday, November 16, 2012

Momo's Apple Pie

My husband loves to bake. I love that he loves to bake. (Am I a lucky woman or what?!)  Another thing that my husband loves is apple pie. Thus came to be Momo's Apple Pie. (His name is Morgan, but all his nieces and nephews call him Momo... it's 'his' thing).

This Apple Pie is different than most apple pies. Most pies you mix the apples with spices and a touch of flour then place them into a crust. With this pie, you make a syrup to pour over the whole apple pie (crust and all!) that that gives the pie an incredible flavor and a nice crisp crust. For those Dutch Apple Pie lovers (myself included) this pie my just change your preference.

Seriously, doesn't that look so yummy?! And it's not even baked yet...

Momo's Apple Pie 

1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie (we're lazy and use pre-made crust)
1/2 cup butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
8 cooking apples - peeled, cored and sliced

1. Preheat oven to 425.
2. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste.
3. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.
4. Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, slightly mounded.
5. Cover with a lattice work crust. Gently pour the brown sugar syrup over the crust. Make sure to pour in between lattice work to get into the apples. Use a pastry brush to coat the lattice with syrup.
6. Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350. Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft. We bake our pies on some sort of cookie sheet or pizza pan to catch any drippings.

My son loved this pie too! He was so anxious for it to cool enough to cut. I'm positive you and your family will love it too.

Adapted from


  1. wow that is a really beautiful pie!

  2. We make ours similarly but we simply reserve about 1/3 of the syrup and put the rest in with the apples. It's easier for us but you still have that awesome crust.I thought my grandma was the only one who did this with the sauce. Great website. Sarah:)