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Let me tell you, friends, there’s nothing quite like the smell of a freshly baked apple pie filling your home with a deliciously sweet and cozy aroma. And let me tell you something else, this recipe for Apple Pie is not only simple and easy, it is absolutely scrumptious!

First up:

Apple Pie Recipe - Simple and Delicious

You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 6-7 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced thinly
  • 2 pre-made pie crusts (one for the bottom and one for the top of pie)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.
  3. Place the bottom crust in your pie dish. Fill with sliced apples and mounded slightly. Pour sugar and butter liquid over the apples.
  4. Place the top crust on pie. Cut slits in the top crust to allow for steam to escape.
  5. Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes.
  6. And voila! You now have yourself one delicious and cozy apple pie.

And now, for something a little more indulgent:

BA's Best Deep-Dish Apple Pie recipe | Epicurious.com

You’ll Need:

  • 2 pre-made pie crusts (one for the bottom and one for the top of pie)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 cups thinly sliced, peeled and cored Granny Smith apples (8 to 10 apples)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 egg yolk beaten with 1 tablespoon water
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Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and whisk until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly, for 1 minute.
  3. Add water and whisk until smooth. Add white and brown sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and let simmer for 15 minutes, whisking frequently.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in apples and lemon juice. Set aside.
  5. Roll out one pie crust and place in a deep-dish pie pan. Trim edges to 1/2-inch (1-centimeter) overhang.
  6. Pour in apple filling.
  7. Roll out second pie crust and place over the filling. Trim edges to 1-inch (2-centimeters) overhang.
  8. Use the overhang to fold the bottom crust over the top crust. Seal the crusts together and crimp the edges.
  9. Brush crust with egg wash and cut slits into the top of the pie.
  10. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes or until the crust is golden and the filling is bubbling.
  11. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the best darned Deep-Dish Apple Pie you’ll ever taste!

Now, I may not be a trained pie expert, but I can tell you one thing for certain: these recipes are the real deal. So pull up a chair, grab a fork, and dig in to some deliciousness. You won’t regret it!

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