Apple Pie

Desserts, Pies | September 27, 2016 | By

dsc06886There’s nothing in the world like a home made apple pie baking in the oven! Here’e my recipe that came from my grandmother. I think it’s absolutely perfect, the crust is super flaky and light and the filling is a perfect combination of sweet and spicy!

Makes 1 delicious pie:

  • 2  1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1 cup of very cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 6 – 8 Tbs of ice water


  • 6 or 7 large apples, cored, peeled and sliced (use a tart pie variety, like Granny Smith)
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 3 Tbs of flour
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of allspice
  • 1 Tbs of lemon zest
  • 2 Tbs of butter, cut into bits

•    egg wash, for the crust ( 1 beaten egg, stirred together with 1 Tbs of water)
•   turbinado sugar for sprinkling on the top (course, raw sugar)


Place flour, sugar and salt in a food processor and pulse, then add half the butter and pulse, add the remaining butter and pulse until pea sized.dsc06847 Sprinkle with ice water and pulse again..add enough water until the dough just holds together. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into two balls, sprinkle with flour and wrap in plastic wrap.dsc06852 Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 2 days. Make sure to bring the dough to room temperature before rolling. To make the filling, just add all filling ingredients into a large bowl and stir well to combine. Preheat the oven to 375°.dsc06855Next, on a floured surface, roll out one of the rounds to about 10 inches in diameter and place it into a 9 inch pie plate, leaving a 1/2 inch overhang and then spoon in the fillingdsc06857dsc06859dsc06863Roll out the remaining dough into a round and drape it over the filling, trimming to a 1/2 inch overhang. I always trim the edges evenly with scissors and then seal the seems and crimp with your thumb and forefingers. Cut three leaf shaped vents or 3 slashes in the dough to let the steam escape.dsc06865Brush the crust with an egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 Tbs water).dsc06874Then, just sprinkle with turbinado sugar, place the pie on a baking sheet and bake for about an hour or until crust is golden. If the crust starts to get too brown, place a piece of foil over the top for the last 15 minutes of baking time. You know what to do now! Slice, plate and top with vanilla ice cream or yogurt! Enjoy!dsc06886



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