Vanilla Custard Apple Pie
Classic apple pies are very popular because of their versatility. The two kinds you will find in most pâtisseries and boulangeries in France are made with a bed of apple sauce (Compote de pomme), or crème pâtissière prior being topped with apple slices. The crust is made of puff pastry scraps, or pie dough. Among many other varieties, the best suitable apples for pies are golden delicious, granny smith, pink lady, and honey crisp. For this recipe, I really enjoyed using Hidden Rose Apple®. Tart and mildly sweet, they have a distinctive flavor with hints of strawberry lemonade. This unique apple was discovered in the 1960s at a fruit farm in Airlie Oregon.