Are you in the mood for something sweet and oh-so-delicious? Look no further than this homemade apple pie recipe! With the perfect mix of tart apples and sugary cinnamon, this pie is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. So, grab your apron and let’s get baking!
First, preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius). This will ensure that your pie comes out perfectly cooked.
Next, it’s time to make the crust. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 and 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon of sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly combined.
After that, add in 1 cup of unsalted butter and mix it in using a pastry blender until the mixture is crumbly. Then, add in 1/4 to 1/2 cup of ice water, a little at a time, until the dough is moist enough to form into a ball.
Divide dough in half and roll each half out into a circle. Lay one circle in a 9-inch pie dish and chill both the dish and the other circle in the refrigerator while you work on the filling.
For the filling, you will need:
– 6 cups of thinly sliced, peeled apples
– 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
– 1/2 cup of light brown sugar
– 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
– 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
– 1/4 teaspoon of salt
– 3 tablespoons of cornstarch
– 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
In a large mixing bowl, combine the sliced apples, sugars, spices, and cornstarch. Mix well until the apples are evenly coated.
Remove the pie dish and the second crust from the refrigerator. Pour the apple mixture into the pie dish and dot with small pieces of butter. Cover the filling with the second crust, trimming and crimping the edges as needed. Cut slits into the top of the crust to allow steam to escape.
Bake the pie for 45 to 55 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. Let it cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving.
Now, doesn’t that sound like a delicious dessert option? If you want to mix it up a bit, try adding in some caramel sauce or even a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Enjoy!