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Upside Down Apple Pie

One of my cooking goals for 2018 is to master pie crust, and what better reason to give it a go than #PiDay? My grandmother tried to teach me when I was growing up, but I just couldn't get the hang of it.   I've relied on boxed crust, but they lack that beautiful, flaky texture of a homemade crust.  I think I did pretty well, though I did roll them out a bit too thinly.   I wouldn't say that I'm a pie crust pro, but I'm definitely less intimidated by the process.

I used granny smith apples, and my Pampered Chef peeler/corer/slicer made prepping them super fast. I had to omit the pecans due to allergies, but that was the only change I made.   Half the pie disappeared the first day, the rest is going fast.  I'm really looking forward to making it again with local apples.

Thanks so much to Coleen for hosting #PiDay, and to all the other #FestiveFoodies for sharing their recipes!  Be sure to check them all out by following the links at the bottom of the post.


Upside Down Apple Pie


Upside Down Apple Pie

ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 Tablespoons shortening
  • 2 Tablespoons cold butter
  • 5 to 7 Tablespoons orange juice
  • Filling
  • 6 Tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (omitted)
  • 8 cups thinly sliced, peeled tart apples (about 1/8" thick)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Glaze
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons orange juice

instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in shortening and butter until crumbly. Gradually add orange juice, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Divide dough into two balls. Wrap in plastic; refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Line a 9-in. deep-dish pie plate with heavy-duty foil, leaving 1-1/2 in. beyond edge; coat the foil with cooking spray. Combine 4 tablespoons butter, brown sugar and pecans; spoon into prepared pie plate.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and remaining butter; toss gently. On waxed paper, roll out one ball of pastry to fit pie plate.
  4. Place pastry over nut mixture, pressing firmly against mixture and sides of plate; trim to 1 in. beyond plate edge. Fill with apple mixture. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie; place over filling.
  5. Trim to 1/4 in. beyond plate edge. Fold bottom pastry over top pastry; seal and flute edges. Cut four 1-in. slits in top pastry.
  6. Bake at 375° for 50-55 minutes or until apples are tender and crust is golden brown (cover edges with foil during the last 20 minutes to prevent overbrowning if necessary).
  7. Cool for 15 minutes on a wire rack. Invert onto a serving platter; carefully remove foil. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over pie. Yield: 8 servings.
Source: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/upside-down-apple-pie
apple, upside down
Pies, Dessert
American
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Comments

  1. Apple pie is always a winner, looks tasty.

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    1. Good now, but will be even better when I can get apples from a local orchard!

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  2. I love a crust with shortening and butter! And I'm a huge fan of apple pie! This one looks fabulous!

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    1. It really came together great. Gave me a big confidence boost!

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  3. I like thin crusts. And practice makes perfect...so, you'll just have to make another pie soon.

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  4. I'll eat an apple pie ANY way the crust is! I think this looks great!

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  5. This looks delicious! You can't beat an apple pie with a homemade crust! I love making my crust with lard, just like how my Mom taught me :)

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  6. Love your upside down pin!! I love that there is a great ratio of crust to filling.

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  7. Pie crust is definitely one of those things in baking that takes a bit of art to get right. I'm still working on it too! Your pie looks delicious and even more fun that it's upside down!

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    1. It will be so, so hard, but I guess I'll just have to keep making pies to get it right ;)

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  8. I think you have mastered the pie crust and the upside down pie is delicious. I love apple pie and this is a great spin on the pie. A perfect pie for family gatherings!

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    1. It was definitely a win in the pie crust column! But I think I'll have to make a bunch more just to be sure that my technique is perfected :)

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  9. I love this adorable little upside down pie...it sound amazing.

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    1. It was so good! I think I'm going to try blueberry next.

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  10. I love this upside down twist on my favorite pie. I can't wait to make it!

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    1. And you'll be able to use the pecans, so it will be even more awesome!

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  11. Apple pie is always a favorite - and the upside down twist is so fun!

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    1. It really was fun to see my guys faces when I set it in front of them. They were skeptical, but that didn't last long!

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  12. Can't go wrong with apple pie - yum!

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  13. Apple pie like that would surely not last long around here either.

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    1. It's my guys favorite, but this one went even faster than usual!

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