Apple Pie for Two can be shared with your sweetie. Don't forget to top it with vanilla ice cream!
While I am an admitted chocolaholic, when Valentine’s Day rolls around I tend to look in other directions for our dessert fix. Maybe it’s because we have chocolate so often the rest of the year that when it’s expected we veer away.
Reverse dessert psychology.
Truth be told, Valentine’s Day has never been a big deal in our house anyway. Although I love giving (and getting) gifts and flowers and everything else that typically goes along with the holiday, I prefer to mark the holiday more simply, and enjoy it with the whole family rather than just my husband.
We tend to head out on a picnic, work in the yard, and just enjoy each other. After all, what’s sweeter than receiving handmade Valentines from your children?
With all this nontraditional celebrating I decided to head in the direction of pie for our dessert. Apple pie, to be exact.
What, you don’t think apple pie can be romantic? Well, when you make this sweet little pie for two, it is.
Apple pie is something I make often, whether it’s my favorite cheddar crumble apple pie or these sweet little apple pie bars. I’ve been wanting to make a pie for two for a long time, and what better time is there than Valentine’s Day?
You don’t necessarily need special tools to make this deep dish apple pie. I have 10-ounce ramekins, which turn out to be the absolute perfect size!
You can also use a small baking pan, or divide the recipe and make two smaller pies in a mega-muffin tin.
Some apple pie recipes call for cooking the apples beforehand, but this recipe doesn’t. I like my apples to retain a little bit of crispness in the pie, but if you like them softer go ahead and cook them in a saucepan before filling the crust.
Just be sure to let it cool completely beforehand, otherwise you will melt the butter in the crust!
This pie is great served with a scoop of ice cream, some whipped cream, or just two forks or spoons and your sweetie. Happy Valentine’s Day to all you chocolate avoiders!
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