Creating the perfect apple pie may seem daunting, but with this easy recipe, passed down from mom, you’ll have everyone asking for seconds! With a flaky crust and perfectly sweetened filling, it’s sure to be a hit at any gathering or as a sweet indulgence for yourself.
To begin, preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Next, gather your ingredients for the crust:
– 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
– 1 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small cubes
– 5-8 tablespoons ice water
Using a food processor, pulse together the flour, salt, and sugar. Add in the butter and pulse until the mixture looks like coarse sand. Slowly add in the ice water one tablespoon at a time until the mixture forms a ball. Divide the dough in half, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least one hour.
Once the dough has chilled, it’s time to prepare the filling:
– 6-7 cups thinly sliced, peeled apples (Granny Smith or Honeycrisp are great choices)
– 1/2 cup granulated sugar
– 1 tablespoon lemon juice
– 2 tablespoons cornstarch
– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
In a large bowl, mix together the sliced apples, sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt until the apples are coated evenly.
Roll out one disk of dough to fit a 9-inch pie dish. Place the dough in the dish, trimming the edges as needed. Pour the apple mixture into the crust. Roll out the second disk of dough and cut into strips for a lattice design, or leave it whole and add vents for steam to release. Place the top crust over the filling, trim and crimp the edges as desired.
Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. Let cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.
But don’t just take our word for it, here’s what others have to say about this amazing recipe:
“I’ve tried a lot of apple pie recipes, but this one is by far the best! The crust is flaky and melts in your mouth, while the filling is perfectly sweetened and spiced.” – Jane
“I thought my mom had the best apple pie recipe, but after trying this one, I’m a believer. It’s now a family tradition in our household.” – Mike
So whether it’s for a holiday gathering or just a cozy night in, this easy apple pie recipe is sure to impress all who taste it.