I am a firm believer in preparing ahead of time so when you are in a time crunch & you need something, it’s already somewhat ready to go. I do this a lot with many things & it definitely saves my sanity ALL THE TIME. So since it’s fall & I am back to having an abundance of apples & pears around here- I thought I would share with you my recipe for the EASIEST Apple Pie you will ever make. If you plan ahead – the prep time to a homemade apple pie is minimal. When the hubs asks me to whip up a pie at a moments notice – I’m ready to go. Let me show you how I do it.
You see – the trick is that I make all my pie filling ahead of time & keep them in the freezer. So I’ll take one day where I have a few extra minutes & whip up a few batches of my caramelized pear pie filling or adapt it using apples. Whatever I have on hand at the time. Then when I need a pie – I just pull a jar out of the freezer & let it thaw for a bit. Then I just make my grandmother’s Easy Pie Crust – which comes together in about 5 minutes. Put it all together & bake. No pre-packaged/store-bought ingredients & no preservatives.
It’s so much easier than having to start from scratch with peeling the apples or pears and it cuts the baking time down too. So start to finish – the pie is done in less than 1 hour. That sure makes the hubs happy. Having grown up in an orchard in a little town outside of Tahoe – he really loves his pie, especially this time of year. Being able to give him those flavors of home with minimal work in the kitchen is great.
Here’s the Easy Pie Crust recipe!
Want more ideas to use that pie filling?
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