The fall season is a perfect time to cozy up inside and make those comfort foods that always give you that warm feeling inside. Here, we’re serving up Grandma’s Apple Pie, with a little extra ingredient: cannabis. Adding marijuana to your favorite dishes is a great way to consume your cannabis medication, and there are a few ways you can infuse a delicious Apple Pie with cannabis:
- Add cannabis butter to the pie crust: Check out our cannabutter recipe here.
- Add cannabis oils, butter, or concentrate to the pie filling
- Use cannabis-infused sugar for the sweetness
- Drizzle cannabis oil, distillate, or your concentrate product of choice over your pie
Whatever your choice, here is an age-old apple pie recipe that you can infuse with cannabis at home. Before you start your “baked baking”, be sure to look at some of our Patient Education articles to help you understand how cannabis edibles affect your mind and body:
- Consuming Edibles: How Terpenes and Cannabinoids Metabolize in the Gut
- Consuming Cannabis Concentrates: Tips, Tricks & Techniques
Whatever your chosen method, be aware of dosing and that edibles can be very strong and can affect you differently than inhaling (smoking). Choose one method for infusion, rather than all methods, to ensure you can safely control your dosing.
Now it’s time to bake with cannabis:
Cannabis-Infused Apple Pie Recipe
Prep Time: 30 mins
e: 1 hrs
Total Time: 1 hrs 30 mins
- 8 small Granny Smith apples, or as needed
- ½ cup unsalted butter (or cannabutter)
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- ½ cup white sugar
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- ¼ cup water
- 1 (9 inch) double-crust pie pastry, thawed (work in cannabutter if desired or make pie crust from scratch)
Peel and core apples, then thinly slice. Set aside.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Melt (canna)butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and stir to form a paste; cook until fragrant, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add both (canna)sugars and water; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Press one pastry into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie pan. Roll out remaining pastry so it will overhang the pie by about 1/2 inch. Cut pastry into eight 1-inch strips.
Place sliced apples in the bottom crust, forming a slight mound.
Lay four strips vertically and evenly spaced over top of the filled pie, using longer strips in the center and shorter strips at the edges.
Fold the first and third strips all the way back so they’re almost falling off the pie. Lay one of the unused strips perpendicular over the second and forth strips, then unfold the first and third strips back into their original position.
Fold the second and forth vertical strips back. Lay one of the three unused strips perpendicular over top. Unfold the first and third strips back into their original position.
Repeat Steps 7 and 8 to weave in the last two strips of pastry. Fold and trim excess dough at the edges as necessary, and pinch to secure.
Slowly and gently pour the sugar-butter mixture over the crust, making sure it seeps down through the lattice and over the sliced apples. Brush some over the top of the lattice, but make sure it doesn’t run off the sides.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue baking until apples are soft, 35 to 45 minutes. If you’d like, you can drizzle a cannabis concentrate of your choice or sprinkle some cannabis sugar on top for an extra sweet kick. Be aware of your dosing, however, and make sure you’re infusing only some parts of the pie, not everything, to better control your dose.
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