Apple pie is one of America’s favorite desserts, and Ina Garten has provided two mouthwatering variations on this classic recipe. Whether you prefer a traditional deep-dish pie or something a little easier to grab-and-go, Garten has got you covered.
First up is the deep-dish apple pie, and the picture alone is enough to make your mouth water. The crust is perfectly golden and flaky, and the apples are spiced just right. To start, preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Mix together six cups of sliced, peeled apples with two tablespoons of flour, one teaspoon of cinnamon, and ½ teaspoon of nutmeg. Set this aside and prepare your crust.
Ina Garten has a perfect pie crust recipe that you can find on the Food Network website. Once you’ve made your crust, roll out half of it and use it to line a 9-inch pie dish. Add in your apple mixture, and roll out the rest of your crust to make a top crust. Seal the edges, cut some slits in the top, and bake for 45-55 minutes until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.
If you’d rather have something a little easier to transport, the apple pie bars are perfect for you. These are essentially apple pie in bar form, and are perfect for taking to potlucks or serving at parties. To start, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. You’ll need two sticks of unsalted butter, one cup of granulated sugar, one teaspoon of vanilla extract, two large eggs, two cups of all-purpose flour, one teaspoon of baking powder, ½ teaspoon of salt, and two cups of diced and peeled Granny Smith apples.
Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, and then add in the vanilla and eggs. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt, and add this to your butter mixture. Fold in your diced apples, and then spread the mixture into a 9×13 inch baking pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes until golden brown, and then allow to cool before cutting into bars.
No matter which recipe you choose, you’re sure to have a crowd-pleaser with one of Ina Garten’s apple pies. Whether you’re looking for something traditional or something a little more portable, Garten’s got you covered. So get baking, and enjoy one of America’s favorite desserts!