The classic apple pie is a flavorful dessert that is tummy filling and absolutely worth the efforts. Made using an irresistible apple pie filling, this apple pie is delectable with the flakiest pie crust ever. The saucy center and the crispy flaky crust is right what you need to kick over your lockdown blues.
We love apples at home, if you love apples too, you will absolutely fall in love with this simple and easy apple pie recipe. As difficult as the name may sound, the apple pie recipe is easy and requires just some love. This easy apple pie recipe is a must-try recipe.
I borrowed the recipe of the pie crust from Grandma Ople apple pie recipe. I have never seen any recipe quite like hers. It is exquisite and will become your favourite as well. The apple pie crust is an all-butter pie crust which makes it super flaky and soft at the same time. Surprisingly, the bottom of the pie never comes soggy, no matter how juicy the filling gets.
I know you must be hungry by now. Hence, without any wait, let’s get into the recipe.
Homemade Apple Pie with Apple Pie Filling
You need to try this easy apple pie recipe that has a lot to offer. The apple pie filling is suprisingly juicy and the crust is amazingly flaky.
For Pie Crust
- 2 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1/2 tbsp Granulated Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 cup Butter (Cold)
- 6 tbsp Chilled Water
For Apple Pie Filling
- 6 cups Diced apples
- 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 8 tbsp Unsalted Butter
- 1 cup Sugar
- 3 tbsp All-Purpose Flour
- 1/4 cup Water
- 1 Beaten Egg
For Pie Crust
Place flour, sugar and salt into the medium-sized bowl and start combining them together using your hands
Add the cold diced butter and combine using your hands into a coarse crumb mixture that is still dry and powdery
Add 6 Tbsp ice water and mix everything together until moist clumps form
Mix it till a dough starts forming. If you face difficulty forming the dough, add a tbsp more chilled water until the dough comes together
Transfer dough to a clean work surface, and gather dough together into a ball. Do not knead the dough
Divide dough into halves and flatten to form 2 disks
Cover the dough with cling film or plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour before using for the pie
For Apple Filling
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat and whisk 3 Tbsp flour slowly
Add 1/4 cup water, 1 cup sugar and bring everything to a boil
Reduce from heat and continue whisking frequently for 3 minutes
Remove from heat
Peel apples and thinly slice them
Sprinkle the top with 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon and toss to combine
Pour the sauce we just prepared over the apples and stir to coat the sliced apples
Asembling the Apple Pie
Sprinkle the work surface with flour and roll out the first half of the chilled pie crust dough to a circle
Wrap the rolled pie crust on your rolling pin and transfer it to the pie plate or tray
Now add the pie filling into the tray but be careful not to get the apple filling on the edges which would make it difficuflt to seal
Roll the second half of the chilled pie dough and use a cookie cutter to cut out hearts
Start placing the cutout hearts on top of the filling, creafully pinching in the corners, [properly covering the filling
Beat an egg and start brushing the top of the crust with egg mixture
Bake the pie in a pre-heated oven at 220 degrees for 15 minutes
Reduce the heat to 200 degrees and continue baking the pie for 45 minutes. (Do not open the oven door while reducing the heat)
You will know that the pie is done once you notice the apples are soft and filling starts bubbling through vents of the pie
Rest the baked pie at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving
Enjoy pie with chilled ice-cream (We prefer simple vanilla ice-cream along with the apple pie)
What to do if the edges of the pie are browning too quickly?
Cut a 3 inches circle out of the centre of a square sheet of foil and loosely place with the dull-side down over the top of your pie. The foil will protect the pie from becoming brown.
Do we need cold butter and chilled water only?
Yes. A pie crust comes out flaky and crispy only when the butter and water are cold to bring the dough together.
Looking forward to your creations!
Until my next recipe,
Stay safe and keep baking!