Kids make you appreciate making food all over again. I was a pretty big food enthusiast, but the love for making food increased ever since I had kids.
There are many delicious gingerbread apple pie recipes you can explore. Becoming an expert will take lots of practice, but everyone has to start somewhere.
Here is a simple recipe if you are feeling up to the task.
Equipment Needed For Fall Gingerbread Apple Pie
- Mixing bowls
- Measuring cup
- Rolling pin
- Measuring spoon
- Basting brush
- Food processor
- Polythene food wrap
- Pie dish or pan
Ingredients Needed For Fall Gingerbread Apple Pie
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- One egg
- ½ tablespoon salt
- One tablespoon white vinegar
- 1 ½ tablespoon ground ginger
- ¼ tablespoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ tablespoon ground cloves
- ¼ cup molasses
- ½ cup vegetable shortening
- One tablespoon white sugar
- ½ cold unsalted butter
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- Six medium apples ( three granny smith apples and three gala apples)
- Two tablespoons lemon juice
- Three tablespoons candied ginger
- ¼ all-purpose flour
Mix your spices, sugar, flour, and salt in your mixing bowl. Pour the mixture into the food processor and add vegetable shortening when you are done.
Process the mixture until it becomes crumbly. Add the cubed butter first and process before you pour in white vinegar and molasses.
You would have crumbly dough at this point. Divide it into two equal portions, put them in the polythene food wrap, and set them aside.
You would have successfully prepared the dough that makes the gingerbread crust. You can whisk the flour when mixing or use an electric mixer.
The next step is preparing the apple filling to make your fall pie one of a kind. Core, peel, and chop the apples into a mixing bowl.
Remember to keep drizzling cinnamon juice as you continue. If you get large apples, they will be a lot and can overwhelm the pie; that’s why you need mid-sized apples.
You would probably need three mixing bowls for this recipe. Take the third small mixing bowl and mix flour and cinnamon together using a whisk.
Coat the apples in the bowl with the flour mixture; ensure all the pieces are coated before pouring maple syrup over. Sprinkle candied ginger and mix everything well.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Take the two shares of dough you separated earlier and use one as the bottom crust. Roll it well on the pie dish and ensure it goes everywhere.
Pour your apple mixture into the pie dish. Take the second part of the dough and roll it on top of the mixture as the upper crust.
Cut long thin stripes and snowflake shapes on the pie to make it a fall pie. Cookie cutters are your best shot at getting the shapes right.
When you are done, mix water with your egg and brush the mixture on top of the pie. Sprinkle sugar and bake.
Keep the temperatures at 400 degrees for the first ten minutes, then reduce it to 350 degrees for the next thirty-five minutes. You will be done making a delicious fall gingerbread apple pie.
Thanks for reading; try the recipe and see how your gingerbread fall pie turns out. It might be sweeter than you expected.