Oh, my gosh! If you’re visiting today, you are so lucky! Today, I get to share with you, my award-winning Rustic Apple Pie recipe! I entered it into a pie contest last year and won first place with it! Woot woot! Now, don’t get too excited though! Let me explain. This pie contest was at the town farmer’s market and there were 5 entries. I don’t even remember what the competition was now but there was competition. I wasn’t the only entry. And it was determined by the public voting so I didn’t rig the results in any way.
It was only the third time in my whole life that I’ve won some type of contest! The first one was when I was 5 years old. I won a coloring contest at the bank that my grandma worked at. The second one was at the farmer’s market and it was for quick bread. I entered a raspberry white chocolate quick bread. I think that time, there were 3 other entries. LOL
And here are my trophies! Someone laughed at me when I put them in my china cabinet so I had to explain that this was the first time I ever, EVER won a trophy, let alone 2! Of course, I was going to display them, duh. The boys display their trophies, why wouldn’t I? I think the boys might have been secretly impressed that I won! Just sayin’! hehe
Now, as I tell you about the recipe, please keep in mind that I live in a small town and there were only 4 other pie entries, okay? Don’t judge!
Ok, so here we go… You start with a refrigerated pie crust (do I hear you laughing?). Yes, I said, you start with a refrigerated pie crust. Let it warm up on the counter while you make the apple filling. I used gala apples because they were on sale but I also found this article that tells you which apples are best to bake with. After you get the filling cooked, you pile it in the middle of the rolled-out pie crust, leaving about 1 to 1.5 inches around the outside. Then you fold up the edges up and over around the apple filling. Pinching and pleating as you go.
Bake that baby off and voila! You have my award-winning Rustic Apple Pie! See, you don’t have to spend a lot of time or energy to bake an award-winning dessert! I just proved that! It just depends on how big of a prize or trophy that you’re going after! LOL
(insert the playing of We Are I am the Champions in the background)
Just kidding! My point is, you just never know until you try! I really didn’t think I would win but looky there! I have not 1 but 2 trophies to show for my effort!
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