A few years back my husband introduced me to Macoun apples. And I’ve not looked back. I’ve heard they can only be found in New England and New York, but don’t quote me on that. What I do know is when they do appear here, they are here for a scant short amount of time. And they are the most amazing delicious applies I have ever tasted. Seriously. If you’ve never had a Macoun, try to get some. Fresh from a local farm if you can. They are fantastic.
This morning we met up with my family at a pick your own orchard. The last time the family picked here, they didn’t have Macouns available. They had the traditional New England pick your own Macintosh apples. We didn’t even know they grew Macouns as there is no mention of them on their website or other place we could find. So imagine our delight and surprise to find not only do they have them but today was the first day they allowed their Macouns to be picked!!!
We picked an entire half bushel of delicious Macoun apples. Talk about happy day!
Once home, I decided we deserved some pampering so made an apple pie. Well it isn’t really an apple pie as there is no shell, and the filling isn’t quite apple pie. I have no idea what to actually call this so I’m calling it Faux Apple Pie. My sister has made this for many years, it’s delicious and she has shared the recipe with me. So I shall now share it with you so you too can enjoy it’s amazing deliciousness. And it’s so easy to make! Or at least much easier than a traditional apple pie I think.
Faux Apple Pie (Gluten free)
- 8 large apples
- 1.5 sticks of butter, melted (or butter substitute. I use 1/2 olive oil and 1/2 grape seed oil)
- 1 c gluten free flour (I use a mixture of brown rice flour, white rice flour and tapioca starch)
- 1 c sugar
- 1 egg
- Cinnamon sugar for sprinkling
peel and slice apples, put in 13×9″pan, sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar. In a bowl mix egg and butter, add dry ingredients. Cover apples with batter, sprinkle with more cinnamon sugar. bake 375° for about an hour
Indulge and enjoy!