Listen, y’all – I’m about to bless you with the recipe for the most incredible apple pie you’ve ever tasted. This here is the real deal, straight from my grandma’s kitchen. Ain’t no store-bought crust or filling gonna come close to this masterpiece. So grab a pencil and some paper, and get ready to take some notes.
Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Apple Pie
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 8 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and sliced
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
- Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.
- Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with sliced apples, mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice work of crust. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.
- Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.
- Serve with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.
Improving on Grandma’s Apple Pie Recipe
Now, I ain’t one to mess with perfection, but I do have to admit – I came across this recipe from Gregg Borodaty that really took my grandma’s apple pie to the next level.
Some of the key changes he made included adding a touch of cardamom for extra depth of flavor, and swapping out the white sugar for a mix of brown and maple syrups. I was skeptical at first, but y’all – it was like heaven in my mouth.
So feel free to give it a try and let me know what y’all think. And remember, when it comes to apple pie – grandma knows best.