Bourbon Apple Pie
Sugar and spice and ... a little bit naughty. But oh sooo fun. No bourbon in the house, but I do have a fifth of Jack Daniels in the cupboard (next to the oven cleaner) for when my mother comes to visit. Last night I sauteed apples with some sugar and spices, poured in some Jack and popped it in a pie crust and it was awesome. This pie is more on the savory than sweet side, so a dollop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream balances the flavors nicely.
- 6-8 apples peeled, cored, and sliced
- 6 Tablespoons butter
- 3 Tablespoons sugar
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
- 2 ¼ teaspoons organic apple pie spice
- 1 cup bourbon
- 1 lemon
- 1 egg yolk for brushing on lattice crust, stirred
Preheat oven to 425°F
Melt butter over medium heat in a large pan.
Add sugar, salt, apple pie spice and stir till blended
Add apples and cook for 5-10 minutes
Add bourbon and cook for 10 more minutes until liquid is reduced and thickened.
Squeeze lemon into mixture. Let cool
Add filling to pie shell. Then cut excess dough into strips and criss-cross for lattice top.
Brush lattice top with egg yolk.
Bake at 350° for about 45 minutes or until top crust is golden brown.
Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.
8 servings Calories 655, fat grams 35, carbohydrates 63 grams, fiber 5 grams, protein 6 grams