Apple Butter Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream

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The big news for today? Eric is home after being gone over a week on a school trip! He visited the Appalachians, parts of Georgia, Chaleston, and Memphis. I was very lonely and bored this past week, and I'm glad he's home! I want him to write a guest post about his food/dining experiences on the trip. I don't know if he's going to go for it though. :) Maybe he'll announce his decision in the comments section?

He brought me back something from Georgia that I thought I'd share with you guys. I've never heard of it...

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Mayhaw Jelly made from the fruit of Mayhaw trees!

I have no idea what it's going to taste like... but something tells me I'm going to like it. I bet all of the southern belles eat mayhaw jelly. This seems like something Scarlett O'Hara would eat as a snack before going to a party and hunting down Ashley.

I think I'm going to try it on some toast today. Do you like mayhaw jelly?

I'm a big fan of jellies, jams, preserves and butters. Just the other day I counted six jars of jam in the refrigerator door. That's too many. When I lived at home, Mom and dad used to get mad because the jars would take up so much room in the refrigerator. It's only so long before Eric gets mad at me, too.

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Apple plate courtesy of mom.

I'm not a very organized blogger, because I don't plan well and bake/post recipes for upcoming holidays and events. Instead of giving you a St. Patrick's Day recipe, I'm giving you an apple pie recipe that might have been more suitable for this past fall. Sigh.

Or maybe apple pie with ice cream is a dessert that's welcome all year long.

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For this pie, I used an all-butter pie pastry dough. I switched over from a butter/shortening pie dough to an all-butter pie dough a few years ago and haven't looked back. A little butter never hurt anyone, sugar plum. It makes your hair shiny and gives you womanly curves.

I've been wanting to try this for a while; instead of using sugar, butter, flour, lots of spices, etc., I simply used sliced apples, apple butter, and a little bit of spice for the filling.

It worked! This pie turned out really well and was easy to make. I love spicy, sweet apple pie with buttery-flaky crust. Mmm. I used Cameo apples for this, by the way. They were excellent. Possibly my new favorite apple?

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You can't have apple pie without vanilla ice cream! I whipped up this simple batch in my ice cream maker and oh my... I died.

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Made with cream, whole milk, eggs, sugar and good vanilla extract. That's all you need for good ice cream... no xanthan gum or high fructose corn syrup necessary.

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Apple Butter Apple Pie

Double Crust Pie Dough
6-7 cups thinly sliced peeled apples
1/2 cup apple butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground clove

Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

Roll out half of the pie dough, on a lightly floured surface, and fit into a pie dish.

In a large mixing bowl, stir together apples, apple butter, cinnamon, ginger and clove until well combined; pour into pie dish.

Roll out remaining pie dough, place on top of apples, and pinch edges to seal. Optional: Whisk 1 egg and 1 tablespoons water together and brush over pie dough for a shiny pie crust.

Bake 50-60 minutes or until deep golden brown and bubbly. Cool on a wire rack before slicing.


Vanilla Ice Cream

2 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Whisk eggs and milk together in a large mixing bowl.

In a large saucepan, over medium heat, whisk together cream and sugar; bring mixture to a simmer, whisking frequently. Gradually whisk half of hot cream mixture into eggs until well combined. Whisk egg-cream mixture back into saucepan containing remaining cream. Cook, whisking constantly, until custard reaches 170 degrees F, or coats the back of a spoon.

Pour custard into a large mixing bowl, whisk in vanilla, and cover and chill overnight.

Freeze cream in an ice cream maker according to manufacturers' instructions.

Makes 8 servings



38 comments:

  1. I've never heard of Mayhaw jelly. And there's a tree? Go figure. Like you, I'm horrible about planning for calendar food events, but I'll take that pie. The crust is gorgeous ;)

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  2. It might not be an Irish recipe but your post is just in time for Pi Day!

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  3. Now that's what I call a pretty pie!

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  4. mayhaw, hee-haw, yee-haw. looks delish!

    as does your pie!!


    and you are so right about the ice cream...no XG or random funky things needed :) Just good old fashioned ingredients!

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  5. I like a piece of apple pie and a big spoon of vanilla ice cream!

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  6. Oooooh intriguing jelly! And delicious pie.

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  7. ~~~Oh, This is a feast for the eyes. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, I love it.

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  8. That look so sweet, love your pics.

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  9. Glad to hear that Eric is home!!

    I haven't heard of that jelly ... but then again, I rarely eat jelly, so maybe that's why.

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  10. I love mayhaw jelly...my relatives make it every year and I end up with a few jars. Gotta love living in the south.

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  11. Oh my - YES apple pie is a dessert that is welcome all year round. That looks so delicious, and I love that you made your own ice cream. Nothing like some delicious vanilla ice cream!

    Never heard of mayhaw jelly but I do agree that it sounds like something Scarlet O'Hara would snack on :)

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  12. OH my gracious, this looks DIVINE! I am going to HAVE to try this:)

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  13. Never heard of mayhaw jelly or even a mayhaw tree. I'm very curious how it tastes.
    Good news, though! Today is pi day! http://www.piday.org/
    A perfect day for posting a pie recipe. <3

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  14. Apple Pie is always a winner, no matter what time fo year. And I really love the idea of adding apple butter for additional flavor :)

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  15. damn girl! I love apple butter! :) Happy Pi Day!

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  16. emily you're more organized than you thought :) 3/14 is pi day for math nerds everywhere. you're just on time!

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  17. Your pie turned out beautiful! I love that it has apple butter in it. My pie loving son saw the picture over my shoulder and now I think I have to make it for him :)

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  18. Given that scarlett o'hara is basically my favorite movie character of ALL TIME...I really need to find me some mayhaw jelly. And then go take some southern bell classes. And develop the vapors. And THEN after all that, maybe i can be a bit more like her.

    This apple pie sounds fantastic! I lvoe how there's kind of a minimalist approach to the ingredients. Apple pie is welcome all year round in my house! So thanks for posting!

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  19. Wow, this looks yum! I'm so not a pie baker, but I try. Really I do. Love this one.

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  20. Never heard of Mayhaw Trees or Mayhaw jelly. Hmm...have to check next time I'm in Georgia!

    I've been craving apple pie actually, even though it's not exactly apple season. Since we get them around here all year long this might get made sooner rather than later.

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  21. haha! Butter = womanly curves :) I agree! Butter has nothing but positive effects :)

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  22. You died? Oh dear! So is your ghost blogging, or is there some reincarnation going on. ;-)

    I never heard of mayhaw jelly. I bought honeysuckle blossom jelly at a farmer's market in Chincoteauge and promised myself I'd made something amazing with it and never used it and it's still in my fridge two years later and probably no longer edible. Should I buy a replacement jar this summer?

    I'm all for making recipes at inappropriate times! Besides, I'm sick of St. Pat's day food. Even the local Peruvian restaurant is making corned beef and cabbage. Enough already!

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  23. This looks incredible, Emily - such a thick crust! I've never done an all-butter crust before, but I'll have to give it a try.

    Don't let Eric make you decrease your jam supply - stay strong!

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  24. Sure, I'll do it. Please contact my agent with the information.

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  25. You're actually spot on with this perfect holiday recipe. Didn't you know, it is PI DAY! March 14th, every year to celebrate the beloved mathematical symbol that represents 3.1415926...

    Amazing coincidence, I'd say.

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  26. I know other commenters have already mentioned it, but I too am glad you put up a pie recipe on PI DAY (my favorite holiday)!

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  27. That crust looks perfect! I don't plan my blog posts to coinside with holidys either. I try to, but I usually end up forgetting and baking something totally random :).

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  28. Thanks everyone! Hey! It's pi day! I didn't plan that...

    Blair, I'm looking forward to trying it!

    Rachel, the jelly sounds good. I do think you should buy some more this year.

    Eric, yesss! Excellent! I will email you with some information. Or maybe I'll just tell you.

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  29. I agree, Apple Pie is great any time of the year! Who says it has to be limited to the Fall only! Great pics! Your pie (and ice cream) look amazing!

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  30. I'm not the most organized blogger either. I am usually behind on all the "special days" because I don't know until it's that day already. Bonus points in my book since you had a pie for pi day. It looks great!

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  31. I looooooooove apple pie, but I've never heard of Mayhaw. Do tell how it is!

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  32. love the addition of apple butter! and with homemade vanilla ice cream... what a dream :)

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  33. So sweet Eric brought you back such a fun present :) And what a gorgeous pie - your apple butter addition is genius!

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  34. I'm not a huge fan of apple pie but I can get behind all butter pie crust! This pie looks splendid...I may have to change my stance on apple pie.

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  35. I'm originally from the South and I have NEVER heard of Mayhaw jelly! :) Guess I'm not southern enough. so no, not all southern belle's eat mayhaw jelly! :)

    I'm looking forward to eric's guest post- especially since I'm from Charleston, I look forward to hearing if he ate anything there!

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  36. slipping in that apple butter is a great idea!
    and for the record, i doubt there's a fruit jelly out there that i wouldn't enjoy.

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  37. Mayhaw jelly is my favorite!!!! When I used to visit my family in Georgia my grandmother would have a pantry full. I haven't had it in forever though. She has passed away and we don't seem to get to Georgia that much anymore.

    Now the pie looks great. I would gladly eat it all :)

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  38. Made the pie for Canadian Thanksgiving -- tasted excellent! Thanks!

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