old-fashioned granny smith apple pie recipe

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By alie

There’s nothing quite like a warm slice of homemade apple pie. And when it comes to apple pie, nothing beats the classic Granny Smith variety. So, without further ado, I present to you the best Granny Smith apple pie recipe out there.

First things first, preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Now, let’s get started on the crust. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 2/3 cup of shortening. Use a pastry cutter to blend the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add in 6-8 tablespoons of ice-cold water, until the dough comes together. Divide the dough in half, wrap each half in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

While the dough chills, it’s time to prep the apples. You’ll need 6 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced. Toss the apple slices with 3/4 cup of sugar, 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, and a pinch of salt.

Now it’s time to roll out the crust. On a floured surface, roll out one half of the dough into a 12-inch circle. Carefully transfer the dough to a 9-inch pie dish. Add the apple filling to the dish, spreading it out evenly. Roll out the second half of the dough into a 12-inch circle and use it to cover the apple filling. Trim the excess dough from around the edges and crimp the crust to seal it.

For the finishing touch, brush the top of the crust with an egg wash made from 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon of water. Cut a few slits in the top of the crust to allow steam to escape during baking. Bake the pie on the middle rack of your oven for 45-50 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. Let the pie cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving.

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Now, let’s talk about those gorgeous images you see above. In the first one, you can see a perfectly baked, golden brown crust. In the second image, you can practically taste the sweet, cinnamon-y aroma of the apple filling. And finally, in the last image, you can see a slice of that delicious pie, served up with a dollop of whipped cream.

But wait, there’s more! Here’s the full list of ingredients you’ll need for this delicious pie:

– 2 cups all-purpose flour
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 2/3 cup shortening
– 6-8 tablespoons ice-cold water
– 6 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
– 3/4 cup sugar
– 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
– 1 teaspoon cinnamon
– 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
– pinch of salt
– 1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon water

And here are the instructions, in case you missed anything:

1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 2/3 cup of shortening. Use a pastry cutter to blend the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
3. Gradually add in 6-8 tablespoons of ice-cold water, until the dough comes together.
4. Divide the dough in half, wrap each half in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
5. Peel, core, and thinly slice 6 large Granny Smith apples.
6. Toss the apple slices with 3/4 cup of sugar, 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, and a pinch of salt.
7. On a floured surface, roll out one half of the dough into a 12-inch circle. Carefully transfer the dough to a 9-inch pie dish.
8. Add the apple filling to the dish, spreading it out evenly.
9. Roll out the second half of the dough into a 12-inch circle and use it to cover the apple filling. Trim the excess dough from around the edges and crimp the crust to seal it.
10. Brush the top of the crust with the egg wash and cut a few slits in the top of the crust.
11. Bake the pie on the middle rack of your oven for 45-50 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.
12. Let the pie cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving.

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So there you have it, folks. The best Granny Smith apple pie recipe in all its delicious glory. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

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