American cuisine
Easy

Apple Pie

You can’t beat an all-butter crust on your apple pie for that flaky pastry result that melts in your mouth. Lots of little tips and techniques in my video and recipe, to help you produce a lattice crust topping and a great homemade apple pie.

Apple Pie
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Recipe
PRE TIME: 2 hr 10 min
COOKING TIME: 30 min
TOTAL TIME: 2 hr 40 min
6 SERVING
Ingredients:
  • Pie Shells
  • 2 cups + 2 tbsp All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tbsp. Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 8 oz. Unsalted Butter (cold, cubed butter)
  • 2 oz. Cold Water
  • ㅤPie Filling
  • 5 Large Apple, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup Sugar (brown, white or mixed)
  • 1 Lemon, Juiced
  • tbsp. Flour
  • 3 tbsp. Butter
  • ㅤFor The Top Crust
  • 2 tbsp. Milk, for brushing top crust.
  • 2 tbsp. Sugar (granulated or turbinado sugar)
Directions:
Step 1
Step 1
1
Pre heat the oven to 180°C / 350°F.
Step 2
Step 2
2
In the bowl of an electric mixer or food processor, put flour, sugar, and salt. Mix to blend.
Step 3
Step 3
3
Cut the chilled butter into small chunks and add it to the mixer, mix with the flour until the butter is the size of a pea-sized.
Step 4
Step 4
4
Then slowly stream in chilled water, stopping the mixer when dough starts to form a ball.
Step 5
Step 5
5
Separate the dough into two patties, press them and form two round discs.
Step 6
Step 6
6
Wrap two patties and put in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Note : you can keep up to two days in the fridge, or two months in the freezer tightly wrapped.
Step 7
Step 7
7
Roll to ⅛” thick, then chill and rest again for approx. 30 minutes this process is to relax the gluten in the dough.
Tip :
Tip :
8
To blind bake your base first. it will help make the bottom of the pie more crispy.
Step 8
Step 8
9
Mix filling ingredients, except the butter, and leave to macerate at least 30 minutes, and up to two days.
Step 9
Step 9
10
Add butter.
Step 10
Step 10
11
Fill the pie tin with pie crust, leaving ½” overhang
Step 11
Step 11
12
Stir the filling, then pour into crust.
Step 12
Step 12
13
Cover with top crust, cut to ½” overhang, then fold under and crimp as desired.
Step 13
Step 13
14
Cut steam vents in the top crust, brush with milk, and sprinkle with sugar.
Step 14
Step 14
15
Bake in 180°C / 350°F oven until apples are fork tender and filling is bubbling thickly in the center of the pie.
Step 15
Step 15
16
Cool at room temperature at least 3-4 hours before cutting.
Step 16
Step 16
17
Enjoy!
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