Apple pie is one of those American classics that not only does it smell amazing but when you take a bite out of a warm, fresh piece of pie, you get an explosion of flavors in your mouth. Today, we are going to show you how to make two different types of apple pies – the classic apple pie and an apple pie with an orange zest twist.
Classic Apple Pie
First, let’s talk about the classic apple pie. You will need the following ingredients:
- 2 Pie Crusts (homemade or storebought)
- 1/2 Cup of Unsalted Butter
- 3 Tablespoons of All-Purpose Flour
- 1/4 Cup of Water
- 1/2 Cup of White Sugar
- 1/2 Cup of Brown Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
- 1/4 Teaspoon of Nutmeg
- 6-7 Cups of Sliced Apples
To prepare, preheat your oven to 425°F. Roll out one of the pie crusts and place it in a 9″ pie plate. In a saucepan, melt the butter and add the flour to create a paste. Add the water, white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg and bring it to a boil. Lower the heat and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
Next, add the sliced apples to the mixture and stir them in. Pour the apple mixture into the pie plate. Roll out the second pie crust and lay it over the top of the pie. Pinch the edges together to seal. Cut a few slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape while baking.
Bake the pie for 15 minutes then reduce heat to 350°F, and bake for an additional 45-60 minutes.
Apple Pie with Orange Zest
Now let’s talk about the apple pie with orange zest! It’s a slight twist on the classic apple pie recipe.
You will need the same ingredients as the classic pie plus the zest of one orange. Follow the same instructions as the classic apple pie but before simmering, add the orange zest to the mixture. The orange zest gives the pie a subtle citrus flavor that compliments the sweetness of the apples.
Both of these pies will be a hit at your next gathering, or even just as a sweet treat at home. Enjoy!