Happy Valentines Day! I have not been feeling great. I have caught yet, another cold. A flu every other week it seems. I can never catch a break. It's annoying and I would love to take a vacation away from Norway and head to my parents because I could use some of my mom's homemade soups.
I had the strength to make homemade heart shaped apple pies for my husband and my 3 kids. They deserve a treat for putting up with me.
Ingredients for Apple Pie Filling
6-8 apples diced into small bite size pieces
2 tablespoons orange juice
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 to 3 cups water
Wash apples, slice each apples vertically, close to the core into 4 pieces, throw away the core. Place each pieces of apple, flat side down on a cutting board and cut into strips, then cut into small pieces.
In a large bowl, add in the apples, orange juice, and orange zest, mix well, and set aside.
In a medium sauce pan add in water, then combine and whisk in sugar, brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Stir well and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
Add in apples to the warm mixture and return to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and let simmer until apples are tender for about 7 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for half hour.
Croissant dough recipe http://sorieyahomemadecooking.blogspot.no/2013/02/homemade-cinnamon-rings.html
I made heart shape apple pies with my pie fillings. Will be serving pie with vanilla ice cream later this evening.