Apple Pie Recipe

Apple Pie Recipe

Scrumptious apple pie with homemade pastry

Today is National Apple Pie Day in the United States. To celebrate, we are sharing our favourite apple pie recipe.

Apple Pie Recipe

Apple Pie Recipe

With the right recipe, homemade apple pie is easier than you think. This recipe includes making your own pie crust but you can use store bought pastry if you want to save time.

The best apples for apple pie

Any crisp apple will do for apple pie. You can use either sweet or tart apples and just adjust the sugar accordingly. If you are using a tart apple such as Granny Smith, use a full cup of sugar. For sweeter apples such as Golden Delicious or Braeburn apples, use less sugar.

Homemade Apple Pie Recipe

4 from 5 votes
Recipe by Jessica Alberts Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium
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Ingredients – PaSTRY

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 250 grams butter, COLD and cut into pieces

  • 6 tablespoon ice water

  • 6 cups apples, peeled and thinly sliced (about 6 apples)

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 tablespoons flour

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Method – PASTRY

  • Combine flour, sugar and salt in a bowl and mix together.
  • Add cold diced butter and rub the mixture with your fingers until coarse crumbs have formed. Mixture should remain dry and powdery.
  • Add the ice water and mix until moist clumps or small balls form. Press a piece of dough between your finger tips and if the dough sticks together, you have added enough water. If not, add more water a teaspoon full at a time. Be careful not to add too much water or the dough will be sticky and difficult to roll out.
  • Divide dough in half and flatten to form round circles. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour before using.
  • Preheat oven to 210 degrees celcius.
  • Sprinkle your work surface with flour and roll out bottom pie crust to a 30cm diameter circle. Wrap it around your rolling pin to transfer it to the pie baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, mix all the filling ingredients together.
  • Add the filling mixture to the bottom of the pie pastry.
  • Roll the second piece of dough out and place on top of the filling, making sure to seal the edges.
  • Brush with beaten egg. Bake for 15 minutes and reduce the oven temparature to 180 degrees and bake for another 40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving. Serve with ice cream or cream.

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