For this pie we started by hand picking the apple trees on our farm. These trees were planted by some of the very first pioneers in this area nearly 100 years ago. These apple trees didn't produce a lot of apples this year so we also used organic Ambrosia apples from the Okanagan. We then cut the apples into paper thin slices and mixed in brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, true cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice for that classic apple pie flavour.
For the crust we went with our organic Soft White flour for its delicate buttery flavour. We mill the flour right before we use it and leave it unsifted, making it 100% whole wheat. This ensures maximum flavour and freshness. We then incorporated butter, sugar and Pink Himalayan salt and rolled it out into a beautiful pie crust.
The crumble is a mixture of brown sugar, true cinnamon, oats, soft white flour and warm melted butter with just a hint of salt to balance out the sweetness of the apple filling. The chewy oats and caramelized brown sugar give the pie layers of texture that make every bite a magical experience.
Each pie is 9 inches.
The pies are frozen so let them thaw on the counter for about 4 hours before baking. Follow this link for detailed baking instructions or scroll to the bottom.
Filling: Organic apples, brown sugar, organic apple cider vinegar, organic true cinnamon, organic allspice, organic nutmeg.
Crust: Freshly milled organic Soft White flour (grown by Fieldstone Organics, Armstrong, milled by Confluence Farms), butter, sugar, pink Himalayan salt.
Crumble: Brown sugar, organic oats, organic true cinnamon, butter, salt, freshly milled Soft White flour (grown by Fieldstone Organics, Armstrong, milled by Confluence Farms).
Thaw the pie on the counter uncovered for about 4 hours.
Heat the oven to 375.
Place your baking rack on the second lowest level. Place a thick bottomed baking sheet or baking stone in the oven to preheat.
Place the apple pie on the preheated baking sheet.
Bake for 47 min, or until crust is slightly browned.
Remove the pie pan from the oven and place it on a cooling rack. Let the pie cool for an hour before serving.