Fried Dutch Apple Pie
I remember some years ago, when the Tyra Banks Show was on television, Patti Labelle was a guest on her show. Patti Labelle made a cookbook of some pretty awesome unhealthy southern dishes and I remember her on the show demonstrating how to make her Fried Apple Pie. I was immediately intrigued. Although I do not remember how she made her pie, the idea of frying some apples before placing them in a pie seemed great.
The apples aren’t really fried, more like sauteed in butter to get a slight crisp around the edges. This method does add some texture to the pie, which makes it more enjoyable to eat. Not only do you have the crisp and freshness of the apples, but you have the delicate crunch of the topping, which I added some pecans to add more depth. Oh! Did I forget to mention that I added some rum to the apple pie filling? This is absolutely my favorite apple pie. And I am not saying this because I made it but, it is the best apple pie I ever had. I hope that you feel the same way.