Who doesn’t love a warm slice of apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top? This classic dessert is a staple in American cuisine and is loved by people of all ages. Today, we’re sharing two amazing recipes for apple pie filling that are sure to impress your friends and family.
Homemade Apple Pie with Easy Oil Crust
Our first recipe comes from Jenny Can Cook and features an easy oil crust that requires no rolling, making it perfect for beginner bakers. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 6 cups thinly sliced, peeled apples (about 6 medium)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
- 1 tablespoon milk (for brushing on top)
To make the filling, combine the sliced apples with lemon juice in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Sprinkle this mixture over the apples and toss until the apples are coated.
Next, place the filling into your pie crust and dot with butter. For the crust, mix together flour, salt, sugar, and oil in a mixing bowl, and then add milk. Stir until the dough forms, and then press it into your pie pan. Use a fork to make a few holes in the crust to allow steam to escape.
Finally, brush the top with milk and bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 50-60 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Let the pie cool before serving.
Apple Pie Filling
If you’re short on time or just want to make the filling for an apple pie, this recipe from The Gunny Sack is perfect. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 8 cups of thinly sliced, peeled apples (about 8 medium)
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
To make the filling, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced apples and cook until they begin to soften, about 5-7 minutes. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour and water until smooth. Add this mixture, along with both sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, salt, and vanilla, to the skillet with the apples.
Stir everything together until well combined, and then bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and let the mixture simmer for 5-10 minutes, or until the apples are soft and the filling has thickened. Remove from heat and let cool before using in your pie.
Both of these apple pie filling recipes are sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out, you’ll love how easy and delicious they are. So go ahead and give them a try!