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Apple Pie

Apple Pie

Ingredients:

  • 1 recipe pie crust
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups thinly sliced apples
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Line a 9-inch pie dish with the pie crust.
  3. In a bowl, mix together the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt.
  4. Layer the apples in the pie crust, sprinkling each layer with the sugar mixture and adding a few pieces of butter on top. Continue to layer the apples and sugar mixture, finishing with a layer of apples on top.
  5. Cover with a second pie crust, trimming the edges and crimping the sides to seal the pie.
  6. Cut 4 or 5 decorative slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape.
  7. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the apples are tender when pierced with a fork.

The Best Apple Pie Recipe

The Best Apple Pie Recipe

This classic recipe yields a pie that is perfectly sweet, spiced, and filled with tender, juicy apples. The key to achieving the best apple pie is using a combination of tart and sweet apples to create a complex, delicious flavor profile. This recipe does just that, using six cups of thinly sliced apples that are coated in a blend of sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt before being layered into a buttery pastry crust.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
  • ¼ to ½ cup ice water
  • 6 cups mixed tart and sweet apples (such as Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, and Braeburn), thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg, beaten
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Instructions:

  1. Make the crust: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and sugar. Using a pastry blender or your fingers, cut the butter into the flour mixture until the mixture resembles coarse sand with pea-sized clumps of butter. Gradually add the ice water, a few tablespoons at a time, and mix until the dough comes together in a cohesive ball. Divide the dough in half, shape each half into a flat disc, and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill the dough for at least 1 hour before rolling out.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  3. Make the filling: In a small bowl, mix together the sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt.
  4. Roll out the first disc of dough into a 12-inch round and transfer it to a 9-inch pie dish. Trim the edges and prick the bottom of the crust with a fork.
  5. Layer the apples in the pie crust, sprinkling each layer with the sugar mixture and adding a few pieces of butter on top. Continue to layer the apples and sugar mixture, finishing with a layer of apples on top.
  6. Roll out the second disc of dough into a 12-inch round and cover the top of the pie. Trim the edges and crimp the sides to seal the pie. Cut 4 or 5 decorative slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape.
  7. Brush the top of the pie with the beaten egg.
  8. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the apples are tender when pierced with a fork.

Enjoy your delicious homemade apple pie!

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