Nothing beats the taste of a homemade apple pie, especially one with an easy oil crust. Today, I’ll be sharing my go-to recipe for this classic dessert that is sure to impress your friends and family.
First up, let’s talk about the crust. I’ve found that using oil instead of butter produces a flakier texture and allows the flavors of the apples to shine through. To start, you’ll need:
– 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 cup vegetable oil
– 2 tablespoons milk
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. In a separate bowl, combine the oil and milk. Gradually pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture, stirring until a dough forms. Roll out the dough between two sheets of parchment paper to fit a 9-inch pie dish. Transfer the dough to the dish and crimp the edges.
Now, for the filling. I prefer to use a mix of Granny Smith and Honeycrisp apples for a balance of tart and sweet flavors. Here’s what you’ll need:
– 6 cups thinly sliced, peeled apples
– 3/4 cup granulated sugar
– 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
In a large mixing bowl, toss the apples with the sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt until well coated. Pour the mixture into the prepared pie crust and dot the top with butter. Cover the pie with a second sheet of parchment paper and bake at 375°F for 25 minutes. Remove the parchment paper and bake for an additional 25 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.
And there you have it, a delicious homemade apple pie that will have your guests begging for seconds. But wait, there’s more! I found this other amazing recipe for apple pie that I just had to share. It uses a pastry crust and has a completely different flavor profile. Check it out:
– 2 recipes pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
– 1/2 cup unsalted butter
– 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
– 1/4 cup water
– 1/2 cup white sugar
– 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
– 8 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and sliced
Preheat your oven to 425°F. Melt the butter in a saucepan, then stir in the flour to form a paste. Add the water, white sugar, and brown sugar, and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, roll out the pastry dough and fit it into a 9-inch pie dish. Fill the crust with the sliced apples and pour the sugar mixture over the top. Cover the pie with the second pastry crust and seal the edges. Cut a few slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape. Bake the pie for 15 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 375°F and continue baking for 35-45 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.
These two recipes are sure to satisfy any apple pie cravings you may have. Give them a try and let me know which one is your favorite!