granny smith apple pie recipe

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By alie

If there’s one thing I love more than apple pie, it’s Granny Smith apple pie! Finding the perfect recipe can be tricky, but luckily I stumbled upon two fantastic options that I can’t wait to share with you.

Roasted Granny Smith Apple Pie

This first recipe comes from Southern Living, and it’s sure to impress anyone who tries it. To start, you’ll need:

  • 5 pounds of Granny Smith apples
  • 1/2 cup of packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tablespoon of coarse sanding sugar

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Peel and slice your apples and toss them with the brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and lemon juice until the apples are coated. Spread them out in a roasting pan and dot them with the cubed butter. Roast them for 30-35 minutes, or until they’re tender and caramelized.

While the apples are roasting, roll out your pie dough and place it in a pie dish. Once the apples are done, spoon them into the crust and cover them with another layer of dough. Brush the top with egg white and sprinkle sanding sugar on top. Cut a few slits in the top crust to let air escape and bake the pie for 20-25 minutes or until it’s golden brown.

Classic Granny Smith Apple Pie

For a more traditional take on Granny Smith apple pie, try this recipe from The Spruce Eats. You’ll need:

  • 1 double crust pie dough recipe
  • 6 cups of Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon of coarse sugar
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Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Roll out your pie dough and place it in a pie dish. Toss your apples with sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt until coated. Spoon them into the pie crust and dot the top with butter. Cover the apples with another layer of dough, cut slits in the top for air, and sprinkle coarse sugar on top. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the apples are bubbly.

No matter which recipe you choose, a slice of warm Granny Smith apple pie is the perfect comfort food on a chilly day. Give these recipes a try and let me know which one you prefer!

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