We’ve outlined all the ingredients and directions for you to make the perfect Apple Pie. This dish qualifies as a Intermediate level recipe. It should take you about 3 hr 20 min to make this recipe. The Apple Pie recipe should make enough food for 6 servings.
You can add your own personal twist to this Apple Pie recipe, depending on your culture or family tradition. Don’t be scared to add other ingredients once you’ve gotten comfortable with the recipe! Please see below for a list of potential bakeware items that might be necessary for this Apple Pie recipe.
Ingredients for Apple Pie
- 6 to 8 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
- 1/4 lemon, juiced
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 recipe Pie Pastry, recipe follows
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, cold
- 2 1/4 cups pastry flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 5 to 6 tablespoons ice water
- 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
Directions for Apple Pie
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Combine the apples, lemon juice, and sugar in a mixing bowl and set aside.
- Divide the dough and roll half the pie crust out thinly and cover the bottom of a pie tin. Mound the apple mixture over the crust. Dot the apples with butter. Roll the rest of the dough out thinly and arrange over top of apples. Cut a hole in the top of the dough to vent. Bake until the pastry is golden brown.
- Divide the butter into 2 parts, about 2/3 to 1/3. Cut butter into 1/4-inch cubes and wrap in plastic wrap. Freeze smaller portion for at least 30 minutes. Refrigerate larger portion of butter.
- Place the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder into a freezer bag and freeze for at least 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes, place the flour mixture into a food processor fitted with the metal blade and process for a few seconds to combine. Add the larger amount of butter cubes to the flour and process for about 20 seconds, until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the remaining frozen butter cubes and pulse until all of the frozen butter is the size of peas.
- Add 5 tablespoons of ice water and the vinegar and pulse 6 times. Pinch some of the mixture between your fingers. If it doesn’t hold together, add 1 more tablespoon of ice water and pulse 3 times. Repeat if necessary. Remove mixture to a large mixing bowl and knead. Refrigerate until ready to use.
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- Cutting board
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- Wooden Spoon
Categories in this Recipe
- Apple Pie – An apple pie is a pie in which the principal filling ingredient is apple, originated in England. It is often served with whipped cream, ice cream (“apple pie à la mode”), or cheddar cheese. It is generally double-crusted, with pastry both above and below the filling; the upper crust may be solid or latticed (woven of crosswise strips). The bottom crust may be baked separately (“blind”) to prevent it from getting soggy. Deep-dish apple pie often has a top crust only and tarte Tatin is baked with the crust on top, but served with it on the bottom.Apple pie is an unofficial symbol of the United States and one of its signature comfort foods.
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- Fruit – In botany, a fruit is the seed-bearing structure in flowering plants that is formed from the ovary after flowering.Fruits are the means by which flowering plants (also known as angiosperms) disseminate their seeds. Edible fruits in particular have long propagated using the movements of humans and animals in a symbiotic relationship that is the means for seed dispersal for the one group and nutrition for the other; in fact, humans and many animals have become dependent on fruits as a source of food. Consequently, fruits account for a substantial fraction of the world’s agricultural output, and some (such as the apple and the pomegranate) have acquired extensive cultural and symbolic meanings.In common language usage, “fruit” normally means the fleshy seed-associated structures (or produce) of plants that typically are sweet or sour and edible in the raw state, such as apples, bananas, grapes, lemons, oranges, and strawberries. In botanical usage, the term “fruit” also includes many structures that are not commonly called “fruits”, such as nuts, bean pods, corn kernels, tomatoes, and wheat grains.
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