Brown Butter Apple Pie with Cannabis Honey Whipped Cream

  • 2 cups flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1¼ teaspoon salt, divided use
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed, chilled
  • 4 tablespoons ice water
  • 1 tablespoon chilled cider vinegar
  • 6 to 8 large apples, preferably Braeburn, peeled, core removed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ cup brown butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3½ tablespoons cornstarch
  • Flour and sugar dusting mix, recipe follows
  • Whipped cream, recipe follows

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt in a food processor. Pulse and add butter, pulsing a few times. Combine water and vinegar and add, pulsing until crumbs appear. Empty to a bowl and form two balls, flatten into a disk, wrap with plastic and refrigerate, 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, cut apples into ¼-inch slices and toss with spices, remaining salt and lemon juice. Allow to macerate 1 hour. Over medium heat, return brown butter to saucepan (if made in advance) and stir in sugar to dissolve. Allow to thicken, about 5 minutes, and toss with apples and cornstarch.

Roll out discs on plastic wrap dusted with flour. Refrigerate the top crust. Place bottom crust in 9×9 pie pan deep enough generously fill the tin. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

Sprinkle a layer of dusting mix on the bottom of the pie shell. Taste apple slice, adding more lemon, sugar or cinnamon to preference. Add apples, shaking the pan to distribute. Cover and crimp with other crust; make three ½-inch slits on the surface to vent. Refrigerate 20 minutes. Meanwhile, place oven rack on lowest rung in the oven, line with aluminum foil and top with a pizza stone. When oven reaches 425 F, place pie on top. Bake 45 minutes but cover the edges if it start to over brown (shape foil into a pie ring that covers just the crimped crust and leaves the center exposed). Lower heat to 375 F and bake another 15 to 20 minutes. Juices that peak from the slits in the pie should be bubbly and thick. Cool on wire rack at least 3 hours before slicing. Makes 8 servings

To make pie dust: combine 1 tablespoon flour with 1 tablespoon sugar.

To make cannabis whipped cream: whisk 1 pint heavy cream in a chilled bowl until soft peaks form. Drizzle in 2 tablespoon cannabis honey and continue whipping until almost stiff peaks are reached. THC amount depends on the brand you choose.