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Apple Pie

Simple Homemade Apple Pie Recipe

Make a delicious apple pie easily with this recipe! A tasty cinnamon-apple filling is wrapped in a golden brown crust. You can either use our homemade All-Butter Pie Crust or a store-bought one. Though the tempting smell may make it hard to resist, be patient and let the pie cool a bit to get the perfect slice with thickened juices. Whether you bring it to a potluck or serve it during the holidays, this timeless dessert is a hit. Top it with homemade whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Feel free to try variations like Dutch Apple Pie, Bourbon Pecan Pie, or classic Pumpkin Pie for a change.

What Are the Best Apples for Apple Pie?

To bake the perfect apple pie, choosing the right apples is key! Avoid soft or watery ones like Fuji, as they won't give your pie the desired texture. Aim for apples that are crisp, not overly sweet, and can withstand the caramelized filling. Granny Smith apples work well due to their firm texture, juiciness, and slight tartness. You can customize your pie by using a mix of apples like Cortland, Golden Delicious, or Honeycrisp for varied textures and flavors.

Simple Apple Pie Ingredients.

Wondering what you need for a classic apple pie? Just gather these everyday kitchen ingredients along with some fresh apples from the orchard, and you're all set to bake a delicious apple pie.

  • Butter Pie Crust (or use a pastry crust recipe)
  • Granny Smith Apples (or mix different fresh apples)
  • Butter with salt
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • White and Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Optional Nutmeg (for an extra cozy flavor)
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Eggs

Basic Tools for Making Homemade Apple Pie

  • Apple corer
  • Knife
  • Large pot
  • Rolling pin
  • Pie plate
  • Baking sheet
  • Bowls
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
Apple Pie

This simple and comforting apple pie recipe is a family favorite, perfect for enjoying throughout the fall season.

Ingredients:
  • 2 pie dough rounds, store-bought or homemade, at room temp
  • 8 Granny Smith apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • ½ cup salted butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup + 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 egg, beaten
Instructions:
  1. Heat oven to 425°F, center rack.
  2. Melt butter in a pot over medium heat. Stir in flour, sugar, brown sugar, water, 1 tsp cinnamon, nutmeg (if using), and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, then simmer until sugars dissolve (3-5 mins). Remove from heat, add apples, and toss.
  3. Roll out pie dough on a floured surface. Place one round into a pie plate. Trim edges.
  4. Spoon apple filling into the crust, forming a slight mound. Top with the second pie dough round. Seal edges with a fork or fingers.
  5. Mix remaining sugar and cinnamon. Brush beaten egg on top of the pie, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Cut four 2-inch slits into the crust.
  6. Bake on a sheet for 15 mins. Reduce temp to 350°F and bake until golden brown and bubbling (about 45 mins), tenting with foil if needed.
  7. Cool for at least 2 hours on a rack before serving. Rewarm if desired.
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