Frosted Apple Pie, Secret Family Recipe

frosted apple pie
Legendary, frosted, apple pie – fresh from the oven!

Butter-cream frosting for more than cupcakes!

We frost apple pies in our family.

Frosting my apple pies began by accident.  I had baked my usual pan of apple pie slices for a family celebration. I always glaze apple pie slices in the final minutes of baking with butter cream frosting.

Soon, my family was frosting their apple pies like I frost my pie slices. They gave me credit for the idea, but  I had never thought to frost an apple pie — just pie slices — until they took my recipe up a notch.

Now, I frost my apple pies, too. The frosting glaze is yummy, and it adds glamour to a pie that can look rather plain otherwise.

My FROSTED PIE how-to is simple

Bake the pie as normal. Five to 10 minutes before the pie is ready to come out of the oven, whisk up 1/2- to 2/3-cup of butter cream frosting: 1-cup powdered sugar, 1-Tbs. butter, 1-Tbs. milk/cream/water, and 1/4 tsp. vanilla.

You may need to balance the amount of cream or liquid, more-or-less, with the powdered sugar so the frosting is not too thick to drizzle and not to thin to make a rich glaze.

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