I'm not sure any of us can say exactly what Johnny Appleseed was thinking about as he went traipsing through the woods planting all those wonderful trees, but I for one always think of the wonderful pies they can make. Several years ago, we created our own version of a sour cream apple pie that has become a great hit. It goes well with ice cream, carmel sauce, or cheddar cheese.
We suggest using Granny Smith apples as they stay a little crisper than the normal baking apples would. For 2 pies, you'll need the following:
2 ea. Eggs
1 lb Sugar
3 cups Sour Cream
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 TB Vanilla
6 ea. Apples (peeled and sliced)
2 ea. Pie Shells
Mix the eggs, sugar, sour cream, salt, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Place the sliced apples in the bottom of the pie shells dividing them evenly between the two pies. Pour the mixture over the top and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. While the pies are baking, you can mix the topping. For it, you will need:
2 cups Brown Sugar
8 oz Margarine
10 oz Flour
Remove the pies from the oven after the 35 minutes and rub the above ingredients together and place on the pies. Return to the oven and bake an additional 10 minutes until done. Make sure to allow these pies to cool as they hold up better when served cold.