My friend Dave had a dinner party tonight that had a Thanksgiving theme so I made a caramel apple pie. I was home in Sebastopol this weekend and picked some apples from my moms' apple tree. We also went on the Sonoma County Farm Trails and picked our own apples. The apples I used were from my moms' yard, what we learned are Vermont green, an heirloom variety. Delicious!
My pie crust recipe is already posted, so here's the filling: 5 c (about 6 medium tart apples diced) 2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 C sugar
Caramel filling 1 stick butter (1/2 C) 1 cup brown sugar 2/3 C flour
Mix the apples, cinnamon and sugar. Mix the caramel filling. Layer in the pie crust.
BONUS - add caramel candies for added deliciousness.
The more I get to create good food for others, the happier I am. Even though I've thought of becoming a chef, I think my real calling is baking. I love trying new recipes, new cuisines, new ingredients, new challenges (wheatless, vegan, sugar-free wedding cake anyone?). It's all about learning to make things taste amazing and seeing how people react.