I made this apple pie recipe when I took my RV out on its maiden voyage. It's kind of a funny story how the "making an apple pie" idea was hatched.
I bought my new travel trailer last September, and for her first trip I
decided to go to the State Park at Clinton Lake, near Lawrence, Kansas.
That's about 200 miles from my home, and about 30 miles from Mom's
house, so I got to take a nice little trip and visit Mom too!
I parked my Jayco in a nice looking campsite as the sun was setting. I positioned it, unhooked it from the truck and leveled it. Then I popped open a beer and relaxed, watching what was left of the setting sun. After one or two more cold ones I hit the sack.
When I awoke the next morning, I walked over to check the water connection for leaks and saw that my trailer was parked right next to an apple tree.
With ripe apples hanging from the branches! That's when I got my pie idea! I guess you could say it was a pie-dea!
I picked a half dozen apples from the tree, and tried one. Sweet. Tart. Crispy. I figured they'd be perfect for my apple pie. I took a drive over to Mom's house, picked her up, and on the way back picked up the frozen pie crusts for the apple pie recipe.
I was a little rusty at making pies, but with Mom's help I was able to get the right ingredients into the mixing bowl. Here's how it went:
APPLE PIE RECIPE
6 medium apples
2 frozen pie crusts, thawed
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon flour (for thickening the filling)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon softened butter
1 pinch of salt
1 pie pan
First step, start preheating your RV oven to 350 degrees. The oven in my Jayco is on the small side, but there's plenty of room to bake a pie!
Peel, core and slice the apples, then place in a bowl, just covered with water. Add the lemon juice to the water to keep the apples from turning brown.
Combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt in a large mixing bowl.
Line the pie pan with one of the pie crusts. Drain the sliced apples and stir into the bowl of dry ingredients. Spoon the apple pie filling mixture into the pie pan, leveling it as you go.How To Make a Lattice Top Pie Crust
Cut the butter into 6 or so globs and place on top of the filling. Place the remaining pie crust on top, trim the edges to fit, then crimp the upper and lower crust edges together. If desired, you can make a lattice top crust for a more elegant look.
The pie will need vent holes (to keep it from exploding as it bakes, I guess...) so cut some with the tip of a sharp knife. Get fancy. I made a leaf-like looking thing on this one.
Place your pie into the oven, and bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until the crust is lightly browned and the juices are bubbling. Remove from the oven and let it cool for about an hour... that is if you can wait that long!
If you have ice cream in your RV refrigerator, all the better! Nothing like warm homemade apple pie, topped with vanilla ice cream!
This is the way camping is supposed to be! Give this apple pie recipe a try next time your out in your RV. It's really nice to make this in cool weather, when the apples are in season. Makes the inside of your home on wheels smell really good!