Friends, have you ever tasted a homemade green apple pie? If not, trust me, you are missing out on something truly amazing. Today, I am sharing with you a recipe for Grandma Loucks’s Green Apple Pie that will make your taste buds dance with joy.
Let’s begin by gathering all the ingredients you will need:
For the Crust:
– 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
– 1 tsp salt
– 1 tsp sugar
– 1 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
– ¼ to ½ cup ice water
For the Filling:
– 6 cups thinly sliced Granny Smith apples
– 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
– ⅓ cup granulated sugar
– ⅓ cup light brown sugar
– 1 tsp ground cinnamon
– ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
– ¼ tsp salt
– 2 tbsp unsalted butter
– 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
Now, let’s start by making the pie crust. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, and sugar. Add the chilled butter pieces and use a pastry blender or your fingertips to incorporate the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal. Gradually add ice water, a tablespoon at a time, while mixing the dough lightly with a fork until it comes together in a sticky ball.
Divide the dough into two pieces and flatten each into a disk. Wrap them separately with plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour.
Next, preheat the oven to 375°F. Roll out one of the dough disks on a lightly floured surface to fit a 9-inch pie dish. Transfer it to the dish and trim the edges, leaving a 1-inch overhang. Chill it in the freezer for 15 minutes.
In a large mixing bowl, toss the sliced apples with lemon juice. Add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Mix well.
Take the pie shell out of the freezer and pour the apple mixture into it.
Cut the butter into small pieces and sprinkle it over the apples.
Roll out the second disk of dough to fit the top of the pie. Cover the pie with the dough round and trim the edges. Cut slits in the top to allow steam to escape.
Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the apples are tender.
Let the pie cool completely before serving.
Now, let’s talk about the secret ingredient in this amazing green apple pie – the Granny Smith apples. These tart and firm apples are perfect for baking and hold their shape even after being cooked. They add a perfect tanginess to the pie that balances the sweetness of the sugars.
And, if you want to take this pie to the next level, try adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of each slice. Trust me, it’s a match made in heaven!
So, what are you waiting for? Head to your nearest grocery store and get the ingredients to make this delicious green apple pie. I promise you won’t regret it.