Making apple pie from scratch is a classic recipe that every home cook should have in their arsenal. Whether it’s for a holiday dessert or just a cozy evening treat, nothing beats the aroma of a freshly baked apple pie wafting through the house. In this article, we’re going to walk you through two different recipes to help you make the perfect apple pie.
First up, we have a recipe from Taste of Home that will teach you how to make apple pie from scratch. To start, you’ll need the following ingredients:
-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
-1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
-1/4 cup ice water
-4 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples
-1 cup sugar
-1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
-1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
-1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
-1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
-1 tablespoon butter
Begin by making the crust. In a large bowl, combine the flour and cubed butter until the mixture is crumbly. Add in the ice water and mix until the dough comes together. Divide the dough in half and roll each half into a circle. Place one circle into a 9-inch pie dish and trim any overhang.
Next, prepare the filling. In a large bowl, combine the sliced apples, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and flour. Toss until the apples are evenly coated with the mixture. Pour the apple filling into the prepared crust and dot with butter.
Roll out the second dough circle and place it on top of the filling. Trim any overhang and seal the edges. Cut slits in the top of the crust to allow steam to escape.
Bake the pie at 375°F for 45-50 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Let the pie cool before serving.
If you’re looking for a slightly easier recipe, try this homemade apple pie with puff pastry from Jus-Rol. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
-1 sheet (approx. 320g) Jus-Rol Puff Pastry
-4 large apples, peeled, cored and cut into thin slices
-1 tablespoon cornflour
-2 tablespoons granulated sugar
-1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
-1 egg, beaten
Preheat your oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas mark 6. Line a baking tray with baking parchment.
In a bowl, mix the sliced apples with the cornflour, sugar, and cinnamon until the apples are evenly coated.
Roll out the puff pastry onto the lined baking tray. Arrange the apple slices over the pastry, leaving a small border around the edge. Fold the edges of the pastry up and over the apples to create a rustic-looking crust.
Brush the beaten egg over the edges of the pastry.
Bake the pie in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown and the apple filling is tender. Let the pie cool before slicing and serving.
There you have it, two different apple pie recipes that you can easily make from scratch. Whether you’re a pie-making pro or a beginner in the kitchen, both of these recipes are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. So get baking and enjoy a slice of warm, homemade apple pie today!