Updated: Nov 25, 2020
This classic apple pie is pretty easy to make and very delicious! You can simplify the process by using store bought crust dough or premade crust, but the crust recipe below is unique--with a hint of cinnamon. #sonomnom4u #Classicapplepie #vegetarian
Classic Apple Pie
2 cups all purpose of bread flour
3 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp nutmeg
2/3 cup butter
4-5 TBSP cold water
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
3 TBSP cinnamon
2 tsp nutmeg
6 cups Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored and sliced
2 TBSP lemon juice or Rum (I use Bacardi Gold)
1 TBSP butter
1 tBSP sugar
To make Pie:
Pre heat Oven to 400°F
In large bowl, stir together flour, salt, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cut in 2/3 cup butter and blend until it is crumbly. add 4 TBSP water and mix until dough is moist and well formed. If it is too fry, add the last TBSP of water.
Divide dough in half. Shape into 2 balls. wrap one ball in plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator while you work on other ball.
Flour a large, clean work surface and roll our ball into a 12" circle. It doesn't have to be perfect, but it does have to fit in the 9" pie pan. :-)
Gently fold dough into quarters. Do not press. Now pick up dough and place the point of fold in the center of the pie pan and unfold.
In large bowl, stir apples, flour, cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg and rum/lemon juice until all apples are coated.
Pour apple mixture into bottom crust.
You can make a lattice crust by eweaving strips of dough on the top, or make another 12" circle with the dough that is in the fridge.
After you decide to cut strips or a circle from the dough, place top dough on top. If you chose a 12" circle, you can decorate it by cutting shapes out of the dough, or just cut slits into it. You have to at least cut slits so the steam can escape as it cooks.
Brush the top of the pie with melted butter and sprinkle with 1 TBSP Sugar.
Cover the edge of the pie with foil. Bake for approximately 35 minutes. Remove the foil and bake an additonal 10 minutes or until crust is golden and bubbling in the cut areas.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream (ala mode) , with a dollop of whipped cream, or by itself!