Apple Pie Recipe

Homemade Apple Pie Recipe. Image: Jessica Alberts.

Apple pie with homemade pastry – Warm from the oven

Hello winter, we are ready for you with our warm apple pie recipe steaming with the comforting notes of cinnamon.

Apple Pie Recipe

Homemade Apple Pie Recipe. Image: Jessica Alberts.

Apple pie, anyone? This delicious homemade recipe includes a mouth-watering crust enveloping the juicy apples generously flavoured with the warm notes of cinnamon.

With the right recipe, homemade apple pie is much easier than you think. The crust is light and fluffy and adds so much character to this dessert. You can even prepare the crust ahead of time and store it in the fridge for later use if you do not have time to bake your dessert straightaway.

For this recipe, any crisp apple will result in an appetising apple pie. Use either sweet or tart apples and then make sure to adjust the sugar quantity accordingly. If you use a tart apple like Granny Smith, use a full cup of sugar. For sweeter apples like Golden Delicious or Braeburn apples, use less sugar.

Say hello to the winter with this warm apple pie coming out of the oven to fill your home with the aromatic wafts of cinnamon.

Homemade Apple Pie Recipe

Recipe by Jessica Alberts Course: DessertCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Medium
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  • Pastry
  • cups all purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons 2 sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ½ salt

  • 250 g 250 butter, cold and cut into pieces

  • 6 tablespoons 6 ice water

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

  • 1 cup 1 sugar

  • 2 tablespoons 2 flour

  • 1 tablespoon 1 lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon 1 cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ¼ nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ¼ salt


  • Pastry
  • Combine the flour, sugar and salt in a bowl and mix together.
  • Add the cold diced butter and rub the mixture with your fingers until coarse crumbs have formed. The 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 fingertips and if the dough sticks together, you have added enough water. If not, add more water – a teaspoon at a time. Be careful not to add too much water or the dough will be sticky and difficult to roll out.
  • Divide the dough in half and flatten to form round circles. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour before using.
  • Apple pie filling
  • Preheat the oven to 210°C.
  • Sprinkle your work surface with flour and roll out the bottom pie crust to a 30 cm diameter. 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 temperature to 180°C and bake for another 40 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving. Serve with ice cream or cream.

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