There’s nothing quite like a warm slice of homemade apple pie straight out of the oven. The heavenly smell of cinnamon and juicy apples is enough to make even the most diet-conscious among us give in to temptation. And the best part? This classic dessert is surprisingly easy to make at home! Here are two fantastic apple pie recipes that are sure to please everyone around your table.
When it comes to apple pie, this recipe from Sugar and Soul is an absolute must-try. Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make it:
- 1 recipe for double crust pie dough
- 8 cups of thinly-sliced, peeled apples
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- 1 egg white, lightly beaten
- Coarse sugar, for sprinkling
Once you’ve gathered your ingredients, it’s time to get started on the pie filling. Combine your sliced apples, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, salt, and flour in a large bowl. Toss everything together until the apples are evenly coated with the spices and sugar.
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Roll out half of your prepared pie dough to a 12-inch circle and use it to line a 9-inch pie dish. Once the dough is in place, transfer your apple filling into the pie dish and dot it with the small pieces of butter.
Roll out the other half of your pie dough and use it to cover the filling. Trim any excess dough, then crimp the edges of the pie with a fork or your fingers to seal it closed. Brush the top of the pie with the lightly beaten egg white, then sprinkle it with coarse sugar.
Bake your pie for 20 minutes, then reduce the heat to 375 degrees F and continue baking for another 25-30 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. Once your pie is done, let it cool for at least 15-20 minutes before serving.
For a slightly different take on the classic apple pie, try this recipe from the BBC Good Food website. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 225g plain flour
- 125g cold butter, cubed
- 1 tbsp caster sugar
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1 tbsp cold water
- 1kg Bramley apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
- 50g golden caster sugar
- 1 tbsp plain flour
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 orange, zested
To start, make the pastry. Combine the flour, butter, and caster sugar in a food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the egg yolk and cold water, pulsing until the dough comes together in a ball.
Wrap your dough in plastic wrap and chill it in the fridge for 30 minutes. While it chills, preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Once your dough is ready, roll it out on a floured surface and use it to line a 23cm pie dish.
Mix together your sliced apples, 50g of golden caster sugar, 1tbsp of flour, cinnamon, and orange zest in a large bowl. Once everything is well combined, transfer the mixture to your pie dish.
Roll out the remaining pastry dough and use it to cover the apple filling. Trim any excess pastry, then crimp the edges to seal the pie closed. Use a sharp knife to cut a few air vents in the top of the pie.
Bake the pie in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. Once your pie is finished cooking, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.
Whichever of these recipes you choose to try, know that you’re in for a treat. Apple pie is a classic dessert that never goes out of style, and with recipes this good, you’re sure to impress everyone who tries a slice!