Ever since the news hit that Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are expecting, we have become even more obsessed with Blake’s new venture, the lifestyle and ecommerce site, Preserve.
One of our favorite things is beautiful food and one of Blake’s pie recipes is just that, stunning! A delicious apple pie that looks like a rose?? Umm, yes please!
We’ll be putting on our apron and giving this yummy treat a shot, let us know if you do too!
Thank you Blake!
1 ready-made (or homemade) pie crust
3 red organic apples
½ cup butter
¾ cup light brown organic sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in sugar, lemon zest and cinnamon and cook for 2 minutes until a smooth syrup is formed and all sugar is dissolved; then set aside.
Prep the pre-made crust and heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a Chinese Mandoline slicer and slice the apples into rounds. Slice as thinly as possible. If you do not have a Mandolin, a sharp knife will also suffice. Cut these slices in half. Use the half moon slices, starting from the outside line of the piecrust, and place them one after the other skin side up going in a clockwise direction. Layer the next row on top of the last. Continue till you reach the middle of the pie and finish off with the last few small pieces to cover up the center. The shape of apples should look like a rose once finished.
Pour the sugar and butter mixture over the top and bake for 25 minutes or till the piecrust is golden brown. Serve and indulge.