My husband loves to tell everyone and anyone that I am not a great cook. It’s part of his regular humor routine. I always go along with the jokes because quite honestly I don’t try particularly hard at the task; I would gladly defer all meal making to local pizza parlors, take-out restaurants and any free food event I can find. We’re trying to build a successful custom shed business, have two kids growing up before our eyes and I try to help out some non-profit organizations along the way. Being a Gourmet Cook, much like Keeping a Spotless House, is not on my current list of goals, and might just be the item that tips me over the edge if I added it to the To Do List. Maybe someday I’ll find the joy of cooking, but right now it’s just a task that has to be done well enough not to poison anyone. That said, Craig does rave about one item I cook: my Sour Cream Apple Pie. Since it is one of the few items I will be contributing to Thursday’s dinner (my mother’s cooking the turkey and most of the sides), I thought I’d share the one thing that bails out my otherwise unimpressive array of food offerings. Maybe it will help you out too.
Sour Cream Apple Pie
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 egg
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups apples, peeled and chopped (2-3 apples)
- 9 inch single crust pie
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Stir together 2 tablespoons flour, salt, 3/4 cup sugar and nutmeg in bowl. Combine egg, sour cream and vanilla in another bowl; mix well. Add egg mixture to dry ingredients; mix well. Stir in apples and spoon mixture into unbaked pie shell.
- Bake in a preheated 400 degree F (205 degrees C) oven 15 minutes.
- Reduce temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake 30 minutes more. Remove pie from oven. Increase temperature to 400 degree F (205 degrees C).
- To Make Cinnamon Topping: Combine 1/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon in bowl. Cut in 2 tablespoons butter or regular margarine until crumbly.
- Prepare cinnamon topping and sprinkle over pie. Return to oven and bake 10 minutes more. Cool on rack.
This blog post is part of Let’s Blog Off, a twice-monthly event where bloggers from all aspects of life blog on a single post topic. This week’s topic is “It’s Thanksgiving, so let’s blog about food“.