Growing up, there was nothing quite like the smell of a warm apple pie baking in the oven. And let me tell you, this easy apple pie recipe is the perfect way to recreate that delicious scent and taste, even when you’re miles away from home. So put on your apron, preheat your oven, and get ready to enjoy some good old fashioned apple pie.
Easy Apple Pie Recipe
First things first, gather up all of your ingredients. You will need:
- 1 refrigerated pie crust
- 6 cups thinly sliced, peeled apples (about 6 medium)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Once you have everything you need, preheat your oven to 375°F. Now it’s time to get started on the filling.
In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Stir in the sliced apples and lemon juice until the apples are evenly coated. Set your filling aside.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out your pie crust into a 12-inch circle. Transfer the crust into a 9-inch pie plate, and trim the edges to create a 1/2-inch overhang. Pour the filling into the crust-lined plate.
Now for the fun part: make the lattice crust! Roll out your second pie crust, and cut it into 1/2-inch-wide strips. Arrange the strips in a lattice pattern on top of the filling, weaving them together to create an intricate design. Trim the excess crust and fold the overhang under the bottom crust. Crimp the edges together to create a secure seal.
Bake your pie in the preheated oven for approximately 50-60 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. Allow the pie to cool on a wire rack for at least 1 hour before serving.
Apple Pie Recipe
If you’re looking for a slightly different take on the classic apple pie, why not give this recipe a try? It’s loaded with delicious apples, and the addition of apple cider vinegar gives it a tangy, slightly sweet flavor.
For the crust, you will need:
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup ice water
For the filling, you will need:
- 3 pounds Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Begin by making your crust. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and sugar. Add the butter and use a pastry cutter or your hands to mix everything together until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the ice water a little at a time, mixing until the dough comes together in a ball.
Divide the dough in half and shape each half into a disk. Wrap each disk in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before using.
When you’re ready to assemble your pie, preheat your oven to 375°F. Roll out one of the dough disks into a 12-inch circle and place it in a 9-inch pie dish. Trim the edges and set aside.
In a large bowl, stir together the sliced apples, sugar, flour, apple cider vinegar, and cinnamon until well combined. Pour the apple mixture into the prepared crust.
Roll out the second dough disk, and cut it into strips. Place the strips over the filling in a lattice pattern, trimming off any excess. Brush the crust with a little bit of milk or cream for a golden finish.
Bake your pie in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. Allow the pie to cool on a wire rack for at least 1 hour before serving.
There you have it, two delicious apple pies that are sure to transport you back to your childhood. So go ahead, impress your friends and family with your baking skills, and enjoy a slice of warm apple pie today!