If there is any time of year to abandon your worries about calories, it’s the winter holiday season. The average person gains between 5-7 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s and though we aren’t necessarily advocating that, we are advocating that you take advantage of the excuse to indulge a little this time of year.
As if Thanksgiving. Christmas, Hanukkah and the other celebratory days during the holiday season aren’t enough, December 1 happens to be National Fried Pie Day. At Public House, you can indulge in the newest holiday inspired dessert, Spiced Apple Pie in a Jar.
As much as we love classic Fall and Winter flavors, nothing screams warmth and comfort more than Apple Pie. There are endless ways to make the American classic, from flaky crusts to fruit combination fillings and now with Public House’s twist – serving the sweet pastry with multiple tasty layers in a mason jar. For $11, apple pie lovers are able to treat themselves to Spiced Apple Pie in a Jar a la mode style – savoring spiced apple layers, hints of butterscotch and a cinnamon sugar crust.
If you can’t get to Public House, they gave us the recipe so you can treat yourself to a sweet ending to any holiday meal from the comfort of you home. Pro Tip: just wear your stretchy pants.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅔ cup shortening
- 4-5 tablespoons cold water
- 6 medium Granny Smith apples
- 1 cup apple cider
- ¼ cup apple brandy
- ¾ cup dark brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch salt
- 6.5 ounces heavy cream
- 5.6 ounces light brown sugar
- 3 ounces butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Meanwhile, mix all dry ingredients in food processor and then cut in butter. Add water and mix until just comes together
- Roll pastry out on a floured surface and cut half in. Circle disks for top, using a cookie cutter or the edge of a juice glass. Roll half in one big sheet for bottom pieces
- Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake for 10-15 min, or until golden brown.
- Combine all ingredients in sauce an and cook until apples are tender. Drain juice and discard. Set aside.
- Combine all ingredients and cook untili sugar is disolved and sauce thickens. Set aside.
- Break up pie crust sheet, put a few pieces to cover bottom of jar in first
- Toss about a cup of apples in the butterscotch sauce and put into jar
- Add a circle cut of pie crust. Top with a la mode, if desired.