How To Make A Julian Apple Pie

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Dad Blogger, CookLikeADad goes in search of finding the perfect Apple Pie recipe and discovers Julian Pie Company. Watch the video blog from @MyCanAmDad and learn the secret apple pie recipe. Read more.

How To Make A
Julian Apple Pie

Dad Blogger, CookLikeADad goes in search of finding the
perfect Apple Pie recipe and discovers Julian Pie Company. Watch the video blog
from @MyCanAmDad and learn the secret apple pie recipe. Read more.

In search of
the Perfect Pie: Julian Apple Pie

It was a hot and unseasonable dry summer day. I had my stepdaughter
with me and about 4 hours before her Mom was coming home from work. The topic
of conversation between my step daughter and I went something like this:

Step Daughter: "What’s your
favorite Pie?"

CookLikeADad: "It depends…"

Step Daughter: "It depends on
what?"

CookLikeADad: "It depends how much time we have before
you Mom gets home so l can show you where the best Apple pie comes from…"

I had the Julian apple pie recipe at home, but I didn’t
want to bake a pie. What I did have was a full tank of gas in my Can-Am Spyder
and I wanted to make the 1-hour, two-lane highway ride up to Julian to have my
daughter experience firsthand where the best apple pies are made in Southern
California. It dint take long to convince her about my plan. Helmets and
protective wear on in 15-mintues and we were set.

And so our journey began…

For those who just want the apple pie recipe, check out
my baking instructions and recipe below and enjoy watching my YouTube video driving my
2014 Can-Am Spyder. It’s not a motorcycle and it’s not a car; It’s something
much more. #RideASpyder, #CanAmSpyder

Julian Apple Pie Recipe:

(2) 9-inch Single Pie Crust ( I use the pre -made crust
to save time and I "double the crust" )

8- Cups of Peeled, cored, thinly sliced Granny Smith
Apples

1 ½ Tablespoon of Fresh Lemon Juice

1 Cup Pure Cane Sugar (Granulated)

3 Tablespoon Corn Starch

2 Teaspoons of Ground Cinnamon

½ Teaspoon of ground Ginger


For "Dutch Apple Topping"

1
Cup All purpose Flour

½ Cup Light Brown Sugar

½ Teaspoon of Cinnamon

6 Tablespoons of softened
Salted Butter

Equipment:
Oven, Pie Tins, Mixing Bowl

Cooking Steps:

Pre-heat oven to 450*F. Prepare Pie Crusts according to
package and keep cool and refrigerated before baking time. Start the pie filling prep by adding
the apple slices, lemon juice, sugar, corn starch, cinnamon and ginger in a
large mixing bowl and stir all contents together well. Set aside and work on
prepping the piecrusts.

Pie Crusts

Take the two piecrusts and combine together and roll out
evenly and over your pie tin. Leave about a 1- inch over hang and crimp the
excess piecrust to the sides of your pie tin. Prick all sides and bottom of piecrust
with a fork. Take the pie crust and "Pre-Bake" the crust in 450*F Oven for 12 –
14 minutes or until "lightly browned" . Take piecrust out of the oven and lower
the temperature down to 425*F. Allow crust to completely cool before placing
filling in the crust.

Filling the Crust

After the oven has cooled down to 425 and your crust is
completely cooled, add the filling into the piecrust. I like to keep the sides
of my crust from burning so I place a thin layer of Aluminum Foil along the
edges of my piecrust before placing back into oven.

"Dutch Topping"

Combine flour, brown sugar and cinnamon in a mixing bowl.
Take the 6 Tablespoons of softened butter and Crumble" the butter with your
hands into the mixture. Work the butter into the mixture when the clumps are
minimized. Sprinkle this topping over the pie filling before placing into oven.

Bake entire pie for 30- 35 Minutes at 425*F. You can test
your apples by stabbing an apple with a fork during the baking process. You
want the apple to give like pressing a bake potato.

Allow pie to cool on a rack
for 30-minutes before serving. Enjoy!

My Can Am Dad

This ride turned out to be a great opportunity to be with
my stepdaughter. Our time alone was spent enjoying the views along Highway 78
and driving through the town of Ramona. As a new Can-Am Spyder rider, I felt
safe driving the winding roads and staying aware of my surroundings and still
enjoying the views.

This 45-minute drive outside of the city limits was a
perfect balance of adventure and safety. I never felt far from home, but far
enough away to feel like we did something fun for the day. Having kids around
the house during the summer and in between school can be taxing on parents. I
feel that having my Can-Am Spyder seems to make any
little trip something special and all four of my children love to ride with me
because the safety and comfort you feel while driving a Can-Am.

My step-daughter stopped in at the Julian Pie Company
Restaurant and enjoyed a piece of pie together

pie

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staff, please email us at: Rj@CookLikeADad.com we will get back to you right away!

Editors Note:
Richard Jaramillo is a paid blogger representing the Can-Am Spyder. All
thoughts and opinions are my own and would be the same opinions made to
friends, family and relatives.

Richard JaramilloRichard “RJ” Jaramillo, is the Founder of SingleDad.com,
a website and social media resource dedicated to single parenting and specifically for the newly divorced, re-married, widowed and single Father with children.
RJ is self employed, entrepreneur living in San Diego and a father of three children. The mission of SingleDad is to help the community of Single Parents
“Make Life Happen…Again!”

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Richard “RJ” Jaramillo, is the Founder of SingleDad.com, a website and social media resource dedicated to single parenting and specifically for the newly divorced, re-married, widowed and single Father with children. RJ is self employed, entrepreneur living in San Diego and a father of three children. The mission of SingleDad is to help the community of Single Parents “Make Life Happen…Again!”