I've been wanting to make this for awhile, and this week the local supermarket (oxymoron??) had premade pie crust on sale, so I kinda felt like I had run out of excuses. It's very easy to make, and even easier to eat!
Here's what you'll need:
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 Tablespoon water
1 Tablespoon water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 Tablespoons flour
1 Tablespoon raw sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 pie crust (I used the refrigerated ready-made kind)
a sprinkle of ground ginger, and of allspice
While the apples simmer, get a small bowl and mix the flour, raw sugar and salt together. Once the apples are soft, you'll want to slowly (spoon at a time) add this flour mixture to the apple mixture in the pan, mixing and cooking until all the flour is incorporated and the mixture it the pan is thick.
Take the thickened apple mixture off the heat. I put it in a bowl so it would cool more quickly. Here's a picture. You'll want it to be pretty cool before placing it on the dough.
Take the pie crust out of the fridge and set it out to warm up a little. Set the timer for 15 minutes. Now si the time to start preheating the ove. to 375 degrees (f). You'll also want to take this time to rinse out the pan you cooked the apple in, otherwise it will turn to apple glue!
Place the cooled apple mixture filling 1/2 of the crust, leaving about 1/2 inch on the edges.
Beat the egg, mix in 1 Tablespoon water, then brush the egg wash over the edge that you left oncovered.
Fold over the half of the crust that is bereft of apples. Using a fork, crimp the edges together. Brush more of the eggwash over the entire thing.Using a knife, cut some vent holes on the top. Be creative, make a design or a picture. I was going for a half sunburst.
Serve with a delicious cup of fresh coffee and enjoy!