Are you looking for a dessert recipe for American Thanksgiving? This one is a winner!
Giz and I made it for Canadian Thanksgiving last month. I was inspired by Sugar Plum's Apple Butter Apple Pie recipe. Specifically, the apple butter portion was particularly enticing, since both Giz and I had recently made apple butter.
Apple Butter Apple Pie
6-7 cups thinly sliced peeled apples
1/2 cup apple butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground clove
1/3 cup white sugar (optional -- we added this to the recipe)
Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
Roll out half of the pie dough, on a lightly floured surface, and fit into a pie dish. We used this pie crust recipe.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together apples, apple butter, sugar, cinnamon, ginger and clove until well combined; pour into pie dish.
For the top layer, I opted to do a lattice. It was a first attempt.
The lattice looked good, but I wanted to add something more. Thankfully, Giz has a good selection of cookie cutters, so we re-rolled the dough made some apple cutouts.
Bake 50-60 minutes or until deep golden brown and bubbly. Cool on a wire rack before slicing.
The pie exceeded my expectations and passed the Baba test (she sincerely liked it, which is a feat unto itself).
Here's Kodi, who just turned 12, hanging out in the kitchen after dinner.