Homemade Apple Pie Recipe


When fall rolls around, it doesn’t get much better than a warm piece of apple pie ala mode. Okay, that’s not just a fall thing. Homemade apple pie is awesome anytime and this recipe? It’s just about the perfect pie recipe period! Hands down it wins! I love that the pie crust in this recipe is a butter pie crust instead of one made with lard or shortening which means that it is super flavorful, flaky and just all around goodness!

This delicious homemade apple pie recipe is perfect warm served ala mode or chilled without! The secret is in the crust!

I remember the first time that I made a homemade apple pie recipe. The recipe was so complicated that I kind of sort of gave up about half way through. Okay, there wasn’t much kinda sorta to it. I did give up and ended up tossing it all. This recipe though is incredibly easy and that includes the homemade pie crust. Speaking of that crust? Throw away the rest of your crust recipes because this one? It will replace them ALL.

Homemade Apple Pie Recipe

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For the Apple Pie Filling:

  • 3 jazz apples
  • 3 green apples (not sour apples)
  • ¼ C brown sugar
  • ½ C white sugar
  • 1 ½ Tsp cinnamon
  • 4 T flour
  • Pinch of nutmeg

For the Homemade Pie Crust:

  • 3 C flour
  • 1 ½ C cold salted butter
  • 4 T sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 6 T Ice Cold water
  • 1 egg

 

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To start, preheat your oven to 275 then using an apple peeler (I use THIS one), peel and core all of the apples.

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Cut and slice your peeled apples and place them into a large mixing bowl then toss them the white (granulated) sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, flour, and nutmeg. Be sure you get a good coating on each piece. Set aside once they’re coated well.

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Next, combine the flour with 2 Tablespoons of sugar in a mixing bowl. Once that is done, cut the butter into cubes then “cut” into the flour using a pastry blender (I like THIS one). You’re looking for a cornmeal type of consistency. It is ready to go to the next step once the butter is pea sized and it holds together when you grab a handful and squeeze.

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Add the water 1 Tablespoon at a time and mix well using a fork. After you’ve added all of the water and have it mixed in well, split the dough ball in half, roll each half out on a well floured surface using your pie plate to measure how big to roll it. Make sure that you roll the piece of dough that you’re going to use for the top piece a little bit bigger than the pie plate.

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Seat the bottom crust in the pie plate and trim around the edges if you need. You can also fold any excess dough under if you like an extra thick crust. Fill with your bottom crust with the cinnamon covered filling making sure that you layer them on top of each other. Don’t worry if the filling comes up higher than the pie plate by a bit. Pour any water that you have left over the apples.

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Place the top crust on top of the apples and cut a small circle out in the middle. Press the edges of the two crust pieces together to form the seam. Beat the egg and using a pastry brush, wash the top crust with the egg. Sprinkle the remaining sugar on top of the crust.

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Cover the edges of the pie with foil then bake for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, remove the foil and bake for another 35 minutes. Let it sit for 10 minutes or so once it’s done then serve warm with vanilla ice cream!

 

Yummmmmyyyy!!!

 

Homemade Apple Pie Recipe
 
This delicious homemade apple pie recipe is perfect warm served ala mode or chilled without! The secret is in the crust!
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Ingredients
  • 3 jazz apples
  • 3 green apples (not sour apples)
  • ¼ C brown sugar
  • ½ C white sugar
  • 1 ½ Tsp cinnamon
  • 4 T flour
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Crust:
  • 3 C flour
  • 1 ½ C cold salted butter
  • 4 T sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 6 T Ice Cold water
  • 1 egg
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 275
  2. Using an apple peeler, peal the apples and cut slices in half.
  3. Toss the Apples in a bowl with sugars, cinnamon, flour, and nutmeg.
  4. Once apples are coated with the sugar mixture set them aside.
  5. Begin on crust by mixing flour and 2T of sugar.
  6. Cut butter into cubes and use a pastry blender to mix the butter into the flour mixture.
  7. Use a Fork when mixing the added water (Add 1 T at a time).
  8. Once dough is ready split in half and roll each out on a floured surface.
  9. Measure the size of the pie plate on the dough to know how big to roll it out. (The top will need to be slightly larger.
  10. Add in the sugared apple pieces layering them evenly on top of each other. It’s going to be a little taller than the pie plate.
  11. Pour any remaining liquid over the apples.
  12. Add the top crust to the pie and cut out a circle in the middle of the crust.
  13. Crack one egg and whip it. Brush some on top of the crust and then sprinkle the remaining sugar on the crust.
  14. Cover edges of pie and bake for 20 minutes.
  15. Remove foil and continue to bake for 35 more minutes.
  16. Let sit for 10 minutes then serve warm.

 

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  1. I noticed your oven temp is 275* for 55 minutes? I think temp is a typo and maybe 375*?? Otherwise, a tasty sounding recipe!!

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