When you serve a pie, and everyone instantly proclaims it to be the BEST pie they’ve ever eaten, you know you’re onto something.
“Best pie, ever?” I asked. “Like, best apple pie?”
“No. Best pie ever. Any pie. This apple pie is better than any other pie in the world.”
Bold words. Bold words for a bold pie. This is not your grandmother’s apple pie. This apple pie is sexy. Dangerous. This apple pie lives on the edge.
It all starts with a perfectly buttery, flaky crust. The pie dough is easy to work with, which earns extra points in my book. But the Southern Comfort-caramel-super cinnamon-y apple filling is clearly the star of the show. Say it with me: Southern Comfort-caramel-super cinnamon-y apple filling. These are ingredients that clearly belong together. I had to go out and buy a bottle of Southern Comfort, because yes, my college days are over, and I’m not exactly tossing back SoCo lime shots at home on a quiet Friday night – though I do have quite a bit left in the bottle, and a few limes sitting in a bowl on the counter, so I’d be lying if I didn’t see anything happening with that in my near future.