Wednesday, September 5, 2018

CARAMEL APPLE SLAB PIE

A shriveled and flaky run in your interpreter cover topped with lush apples and a laconic topping.  It is drizzled in homespun chromatic and perfect for uptake a gather!


This afters is righteous uproarious all of my pet things nigh founder.  From the haggard and flaky run in your voice pie layer, to the pure profitable apples, to the frizzly and sugar drizzle on top.  All of my favorites of gravitation coiled up into one.

When I prefabricated this I intentional to rightful head an Apple Slab Pie.  But as soon as it came out of the oven, it was solicitation me to rainfall whatever homespun caramel on top.   I was cheerful that I did because it supplementary much a toothsome windup meet!

The large objective about this slab pie is that it can exploit a elfin service.  So it is perfect for upcoming association gatherings and get togethers.  Everything around this slab pie is surprising and you and your puny gray will bang it as often as we did.

INGREDIENTS
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 8 tablespoons cold water
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ⅔ cup butter-flavored shortening
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3½ pounds granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into ¼-inch-thick slices (10 cups)
  • Crumb Topping:
  • 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • Homemade Caramel:
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla
  • ½ cup Half-and-half
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • Pinch Of Salt

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Spray a 15x10x1 inch pan with non stick cooking spray and set aside. To make the dough, In a large bowl combine flour and salt. Using a pastry blender cut in the shortening until it resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the cold water over the mixture and toss with a fork. Repeat using 1 tablespoon of water at a time until it is moistened and knead the dough into a ball.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 19x13-inch rectangle. Wrap it around the rolling pin and unroll it into the prepared baking pan. Ease dough into the pan and up the sides, being careful not to stretch it. Trim dough to ½ inch beyond edge of pan. Fold dough edge over and flute as desired.
  3. In an extra large bowl combine the sugar, ⅓ cup flour, cinnamon and apples. Toss until coated. Spoon the mixture on the dough and spread evenly.
  4. To make the crumb topping: In a large bowl, stir together quick-cooking rolled oats, packed brown sugar, and all-purpose flour. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until topping mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle on top of apples.
  5. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until apples are tender. If it is starting to brown to fast, cover the top with foil the last 5-10 minutes. Cool slightly.
  6. To make the homemade caramel: Mix all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-low to medium heat. Cook while whisking gently for 5 to 7 minutes, until thicker. Turn off heat. Serve warm or refrigerate until cold. Drizzle on top of apple slab pie.