apple pie recipe using gala apples

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If you’re looking for the perfect apple pie recipe, look no further! These two recipes are sure to impress your family and friends with their sweet and delicious flavor.

The Best Apple Pie

This recipe is the gold standard when it comes to apple pies. The filling is made with a combination of Granny Smith and Honeycrisp apples, resulting in a perfect balance of tart and sweet. Here’s everything you need to make it:

  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/4 cup ice water
  • 6 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon butter

For the crust, start by combining the flour and salt in a large bowl. Cut in the shortening and butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until the dough forms a ball. Roll out the dough to fit a 9-in. pie plate and transfer it to the plate.

For the filling, toss the apples with lemon juice. Combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg; add to apple mixture and toss to coat. Pour into crust; dot with butter. Cover the edges loosely with foil.

Bake at 375° for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly, 20-25 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack.

The Best Apple Pie

Apple Pie Recipe

For a slightly different take on apple pie, this recipe offers a twist on the classic. The filling is made with a combination of apples, but also includes lemon juice and chopped nuts for added flavor and crunch. Here’s everything you need to make it:

  • Pastry for single-crust pie
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 to 7 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
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For the crust, start by rolling out the pastry on a lightly floured surface to fit a 9-in. pie plate. Transfer pastry to pie plate; trim to 1/2 in. beyond edge of plate and flute edge.

For the filling, combine the sugar, flour and spices; sprinkle over apples and toss to coat. Add lemon juice and nuts, and toss again.

Bake at 375° for 45-50 minutes or until apples are tender. Cover edge loosely with foil during the last 20 minutes to prevent over-browning if necessary. Cool on a wire rack.

Apple Pie Recipe

These two apple pie recipes are sure to become your go-to favorites for holidays, special occasions, or any time you crave something sweet and comforting.

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