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Who doesn’t love a classic apple pie? It’s the quintessential dessert for any occasion, and today we’re excited to share with you a recipe that is sure to impress your family and friends. We’ve sourced this recipe from a top-tier kitchen in America, so you can trust that you’re getting the best of the best.

Classic Apple Pie

Classic Apple Pie

This classic recipe calls for a delicious blend of sweet and tart apples, perfectly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, all nestled inside a flaky, buttery crust. It’s a dessert that is always a crowd-pleaser, and one that will have your guests asking for seconds (and thirds!).

Ingredients

  • 2½ pounds of apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • ½ cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 double pie crust recipe
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the sliced apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and lemon juice.
  3. Roll out half of the pie dough and line a 9-inch pie dish. Pour in the apple filling.
  4. Roll out the remaining dough and cut it into strips. Use the strips to create a lattice pattern on top of the filling.
  5. Brush the lattice with the beaten egg white.
  6. Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.
  7. Let cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving.

Skillet Apple Pie

Skillet Apple Pie

This next recipe is a twist on the classic apple pie, but still just as delicious. Instead of baking in a traditional pie dish, this recipe is made in a cast-iron skillet, giving it an extra crispy crust that is out of this world.

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Ingredients

  • 1 pie crust recipe (homemade or store-bought)
  • 5 medium apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • ⅓ cup of brown sugar
  • ¼ cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon of ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Vanilla ice cream (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Roll out the pie crust and press it into a 10-inch cast-iron skillet, leaving any excess crust hanging over the edges.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sliced apples, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and cornstarch. Stir until well combined.
  4. Add the apple mixture into the prepared crust, and dot with butter. Drizzle with lemon juice.
  5. Cut the remaining pie crust into ½-inch strips, and arrange them in a lattice pattern on top of the apple mixture. Brush the crust with the beaten egg.
  6. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.
  7. Let cool for 10-15 minutes before serving. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra special treat!

We hope you enjoy these two delicious apple pie recipes! Whether you choose the classic or the skillet version, you’re sure to impress your guests and satisfy your sweet tooth.

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