Maple Apple Pie + Giveaway

Double crusted lattice honey crisp apple pie sweetened with cinnamon brown sugar and maple syrup. This maple apple pie is the perfect fall dessert.

Maple Apple Pie | Cooking with a Wallflower

I’m soo excited!

Guess what today is?

We’re celebrating the 6th anniversary of this blog! And just as we’ve been doing it the past few years, we’re going to celebrate with another brand new apple dessert recipe. Because it’s fall, and everything apple and cinnamon and brown sugar and maple syrup sounds absolutely perfect to me.

Maple Apple Pie | Cooking with a Wallflower

So much has happened lately, and today actually marks a new chapter of my life. Plus, more milestones later this week. SO much to celebrate. <3

And of course, I want you to celebrate with me! Scroll all the way down past the recipe for a giveaway. 

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When I started this blog six years ago, I had no idea that I would end up where I am today. For those of you who have been following this blog all these years, you already know that this blog had been born from failure.

It’s not a secret that when I decided to start a food blog and clicked the publish button on that very first post five years ago today, I was trying to find a place to share my experiences in the kitchen, to find a creative outlet, and to stay distracted from what had felt like the worst part of my life at that moment in time. Failure does a lot to take away your confidence and make you feel miserable.

But the thing is, without that setback, without having failed my exam due to circumstances, without having to wait a year to retake that exam, I wouldn’t have this blog. I wouldn’t have had that year to learn how to manage a blog, how to take photos, how to style food, and how to earn a little money doing what I love.

I never dreamed that this blog would become what it is today.

And let’s be honest, this blog wouldn’t be what it is at all without you guys. <3 Thank you so much for stopping by and reading all the stories I wrote, trying the recipes I’ve shared, and traveling with me (via posts and photos) to places I’ve visited. For absolutely everything.

You let it be possible for me to do the things I love the most. And for that, I will always be thankful.

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In the mean time, let’s talk about this maple apple pie.

Seriously, you guys, have you ever had maple and apples together? This combination is sooo amazing. And I thought that it would be perfect to make it into a fall pie. Honey crisp apples with the perfect balance of sweet and sour, cinnamon brown sugar, and maple syrup. It is the ultimate fall pie.

Maple Apple Pie | Cooking with a Wallflower

Every single bite is filled with texture and flavor. And it’ll make the perfect dessert for Thanksgiving this year. The addition of maple syrup elevates the classic apple pie. The hardest part is waiting for the pie to completely set before cutting into it. Otherwise, the filling will fall apart. And as usual, I get impatient and I make the cut before the pie is ready.

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Pies play an important part in my life, especially fall fruit pies. My grandma used to love fruit pies, and so every year, during Thanksgiving, I would create a brand new version just for her. Sometimes it’s an apple pie, sometimes it’s a pear pie. And there’s always a twist in flavor each year. As always, this for is for her.

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Hope you’ll like this pie as much as I do. =)

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Preheat the oven to 400F.

Place a pie crust dough into a 9 inch pie dish and crimp or flute the edges to your liking. Refrigerate the pie crust in the dish while preparing the apple filling.

In a large bowl, whisk together all purpose flour, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, and ground ginger until combined. Add apples sliced into ⅓ – ½ inch thick into the bowl. Mix until all the apples are coated with the flour mixture.

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Pour the apple filling into the pie dish and arrange the apples in an even layer so that they will bake evenly. Drizzle maple all over the top of the filling and let the maple fall into the crevices. Refrigerate while preparing the pie lattice.

Maple Apple Pie | Cooking with a Wallflower

To create the pie lattice, cut the pie crust into one inch strips. Weave the strips over and under to create the lattice pattern.

Mix together the beaten egg and a tablespoon of milk. Brush the eggwash over the lattice crust. This will help give the crust that golden brown look. Sprinkle coarse sugar over the crust.

Maple Apple Pie | Cooking with a Wallflower

Place the pie dish on a baking sheet so that if the pie filling bubbles over, it’ll fall onto the baking sheet instead of in the oven. Bake the pie at 400F for about 15 minutes, then lower the heat to 350F, and bake for an additional 45-50 minutes. The apples will have softened and the crust lightly browned.

Let the pie sit and cool for at least 3 hours so that the filling will thicken before slicing into it. If you slice the pie before it completely cools, the pie will fall apart.

Serve the maple apple pie warm or cold.

Enjoy!

Maple Apple Pie | Cooking with a Wallflower

Maple Apple Pie
 
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Double crusted lattice honeycrisp apple pie sweetened with cinnamon brown sugar and maple syrup. This maple apple pie is the perfect fall dessert.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8-10 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 - 3 pie crusts about 9 inches in diameter
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 5 medium honey crisp apples, peeled and sliced about ⅓ - ½ inch thick
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
Egg wash
  • 1 large egg, cracked and beatened
  • 1 tablespoon milk
Garnish
  • Coarse sugar
Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Place a pie crust dough into a 9 inch pie dish and crimp or flute the edges to your liking. Refrigerate the pie crust in the dish while preparing the apple filling.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together all purpose flour, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, and ground ginger until combined. Add apples sliced into ⅓ - ½ inch thick into the bowl. Mix until all the apples are coated with the flour mixture.
  4. Pour the apple filling into the pie dish and arrange the apples in an even layer so that they will bake evenly. Drizzle maple all over the top of the filling and let the maple fall into the crevices. Refrigerate while preparing the pie lattice.
  5. To create the pie lattice, cut the pie crust into one inch strips. Weave the strips over and under to create the lattice pattern.
  6. Mix together the beaten egg and a tablespoon of milk. Brush the eggwash over the lattice crust. This will help give the crust that golden brown look. Sprinkle coarse sugar over the crust.
  7. Place the pie dish on a baking sheet so that if the pie filling bubbles over, it’ll fall onto the baking sheet instead of in the oven. Bake the pie at 400F for about 15 minutes, then lower the heat to 350F, and bake for an additional 45-50 minutes. The apples will have softened and the crust lightly browned.
  8. Let the pie sit and cool for at least 3 hours so that the filling will thicken before slicing into it. If you slice the pie before it completely cools, the pie will fall apart.
  9. Serve the maple apple pie warm or cold.

And to show my appreciation for allowing me to share all my thoughts and recipes on this blog all these years, it’s time for a giveaway. Thank you so much for staying with me all these years, for supporting me, and for letting it be possible for me to have this space to be me. <3

Follow the directions below to enter for a chance to win a $100 gift card of your choice. Just in time for the holidays. =)

 

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