very easy apple pie recipe

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By alie

As the leaves begin to change and the temperatures drop, there’s nothing quite like the taste of a warm, delicious apple pie to bring a feeling of comfort to the soul. Today, I want to share not just one, but two apple pie recipes that are so easy to make, even a beginner baker can tackle them with confidence.

First up is a simple homemade apple pie. The flaky crust paired with the sweet, caramelized apples is simply heavenly. To start, preheat your oven to 375°F. For the crust, you will need 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 cup of unsalted butter (cut into small pieces), and 3-4 tablespoons of cold water. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt. Add the butter and work it into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter or your fingers until it looks like coarse sand. Add the cold water and mix until a dough forms. Roll out the dough on a floured surface until it’s about 1/4 inch thick. Place the dough in a 9-inch pie dish.

For the filling, you’ll need 6 cups of thinly sliced, peeled and cored apples (I prefer Granny Smith), 3/4 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. In a large mixing bowl, toss the apples with the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Pour the mixture into the pie crust. To make the lattice crust, roll out the remaining dough and cut it into strips. Weave the strips over the pie filling and brush with an egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon of water). Bake the pie for 45-50 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Enjoy!

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Next on our list is a fresh apple pie recipe. This one is perfect for those who prefer a more tart apple pie. To start, preheat your oven to 375°F. For the crust, follow the same recipe as the simple homemade apple pie (above).

For the filling, you’ll need 8 cups of thinly sliced, peeled and cored apples (I prefer Braeburn or Honeycrisp), 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 3 tablespoons of cornstarch, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and 1 lemon (juiced). In a large mixing bowl, toss the apples with the sugars, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and lemon juice. Pour the mixture into the pie crust. Bake the pie for 45-50 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.

One of the best things about apple pie is how versatile it is. Whether you prefer a sweet or tart apple pie, there is a recipe out there to suit your tastes. So the next time you’re in the mood for a warm, delicious apple pie, give one of these recipes a try. After all, nothing quite compares to the smell and taste of a homemade apple pie straight from the oven.

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