CLASSIC GRAVENSTEIN APPLE PIE – NOVA SCOTIA FRUIT GROWERS …
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|1 Pastry 9 inch double crust pie|
|2/3 cup white sugar|
|1 pinch salt|
|1 tbsp cornstarch|
|1/2 tsp cinnamon|
|1/8 tsp nutmeg|
|7 cup Gravenstein apple slices|
|1 tbsp butter, cut into 6-8 pieces|
- Line pie plate with pastry. Blend sugar, salt, cornstarch and spices in a large bowl. Add apple slices and toss until
coated. Pile apple slices in pie plate along with any sugar mixture remaining in bowl. Dot with butter pieces. Moisten
edge of bottom crust with water, cover with top crust. Crimp edges together. Cut several vents in top. Brush crust lightly
with water and sprinkle with 1 tbsp sugar. Bake in preheated 425 F oven for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 F and bake
30 – 40 minutes longer until apples are tender and crust is golden.
How do you make apple pie with Gravenstein apples?
8 Sonoma County Gravenstein apples, cored, pared and sliced as for apple pie 1. Combine cake mix, 1 tsp cinnamon, pecans and butter; use either finger tips or a fork to mix until blended and crumbly. 2. Combine cornstarch, remaining 1 tsp cinnamon, cloves, salt and 1/2 cup sugar.
What can you do with Gravenstein apples?
Depending on the degree of ripeness, they can be perfect for munching or making into apple sauce, apple pies, and other baked goodies. People have long believed that the Gravenstein was brought to Sonoma County sometime around 1812 by Russian fur trappers at Fort Ross.
When do Gravenstein apples ripen?
Gravensteins are one of the earliest apples to ripen, arriving in late July or early August. Each crispy bite fills your mouth with its wonderful sweet/tart flavor and plenty of juice.
Are Gravenstein apples still available in California?
Gravenstein will be back in 2022 Our annual Gravenstein Apple Box is available only for 2 weeks each August. Ripened in the warm summer days and sweetened by the cool evening fogs of Northern California’s Sonoma County, Gravensteins are a beloved sweet-tart apple treasured for their taste and baking prestige.