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By alie

If you are in the mood for a delicious homemade pie, you have come to the right place. Today, we are sharing not one, but two pie crust recipes that are sure to impress. Pair them with some fresh, seasonal fruits and you have yourself a treat everyone will love.

Easy All-Butter Flaky Pie Crust

Easy All-Butter Flaky Pie Crust

This pie crust recipe is the perfect balance of flaky and buttery, making it the perfect pairing for any sweet or savory pie.

Ingredients:

  • 1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces*
  • 3-4 tablespoons ice water

Instructions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, and sugar.
  2. Add the butter and use your fingers or a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the flour mixture until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  3. Sprinkle the ice water over the mixture and use a fork to mix until the dough comes together.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and gently knead it into a ball. Flatten the ball into a disk and wrap it in plastic wrap. Chill the dough for at least 1 hour before rolling it out.
  5. When it is time to roll out the dough, lightly flour a work surface and roll the dough into a circle. Place the dough in a pie dish and trim the edges as necessary.
  6. You are now ready to fill your pie with your chosen filling.
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Browned Butter Apple Pie with Cheddar Crust Recipe

Browned Butter Apple Pie with Cheddar Crust Recipe

This apple pie recipe is taken to the next level with the addition of a savory cheddar crust and the delicious, nutty flavor of browned butter.

Ingredients:

For the Crust:

  • 1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces*
  • 3-4 tablespoons ice water

For the Filling:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 3 pounds Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

Instructions:

For the Crust:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, cheddar cheese, and salt.
  2. Add the butter and use your fingers or a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the flour mixture until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  3. Sprinkle the ice water over the mixture and use a fork to mix until the dough comes together.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and gently knead it into a ball. Flatten the ball into a disk and wrap it in plastic wrap. Chill the dough for at least 1 hour before rolling it out.
  5. When it is time to roll out the dough, lightly flour a work surface and roll the dough into a circle. Place the dough in a pie dish and trim the edges as necessary.

For the Filling:

  1. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Cook the butter until it turns a rich brown color and has a nutty aroma. Remove from heat.
  2. Add the apples to the skillet and toss to coat in the browned butter.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the granulated sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.
  4. Add the sugar mixture to the skillet and toss the apples to coat.
  5. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  6. Transfer the apple mixture to the prepared pie dish and top with the prepared crust.
  7. Use a sharp knife to make 4-5 small slits on top of the crust to allow steam to escape.
  8. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.
  9. Let cool slightly before serving and enjoy!
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We hope you enjoy these delicious pie recipes as much as we do. Happy baking!

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