So today’s Food Friday finds me in the kitchen of my dear friend and accomplished cook, Ellen. One of the things I admire most about her cooking is that she always tries new recipes. She is a cookbook collector like me, but unlike most of us, she really gets out the cookbooks and tries new things often.
So I asked her for the latest fall recipe she had tried, and she had to think about one…she had plenty to choose from, but she wanted to make sure and give me one she would absolutely make again.
So while I haven’t made this or tried this, consider it tested and home-cook approved.
Sour Cream Apple Pie
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
2 Tablespoons flour
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup raisins
4 cups apples, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1. Combine crust ingredients. Press mixture onto bottom and sides of nine-inch pan. Chill.
2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cobine all filling ingredients except raisins and apples. Stir in raisins and apples and pour into chilled crust.
3. Bake pie for 15 minutes; reduce oven to 350 and continue baking for 30 minutes.
4. Prepare topping by combinging ingredients until crumbly. Sprinkle evening over pie and bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Serve warm or cold.
Anna Sawin is a Connecticut-based portrait, wedding, and editorial photographer. She lives in the shoreline town of Stonington with her family and has discovered the perfect cupcake. Just ask, she is willing to share her secret.