Apple Pie

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
chilling time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Author Melanie Dueck
Servings 10
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Apple Pie is a classic American favorite that is sure to hit everyone's dining room table each fall. The buttery flaky crust, sweet-tart apple filling, and warm cinnamon aroma makes this a slice of heaven. Top it with ice cream and you've got a dessert that is sure to hit the spot.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple pie

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter cold, cubed
  • 1/2 cup shortening cold, cubed
  • 6-8 tablespoons ice water

For the Filling:

  • 8 cups apples I like ginger gold or granny smith, peeled, cored, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

For the Topping:

  • egg wash
  • coarse sugar

Instructions

For the dough:

  1. Mix the flour and salt together. Use a pastry cutter or forks to cut in the butter and shortening until mixture resembles pea-sized crumbs. Add the water one tablespoon at a time, stirring between each until dough starts to come together.

  2. Press dough together, divide in two and then shape into a thick disks and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 30-60 minutes or up to 3 days.

For the Filling:

  1. In a large bowl, mix the apple slices with the sugar, flour, and spices together. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees with a rack in the lower third of the oven.

For Assembling:

  1. Roll out one dough disc (leave the other one in the fridge) on a lightly floured surface into a 12-inch circle and transfer to a pie plate.

  2. Place the apples in the dough, discarding the liquid in the bowl.
  3. Roll out the remaining dough into a 12-inch circle. Place on top of the apples. Trim excess dough (if desired), pinch the edges of the dough together, and roll it under itself. Flute the edges. Make 5-6 slits in the top of the pie to allow steam to escape.

  4. Brush the top of the pie with the egg wash and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake for 45-55 minutes until golden. Place a pie shield on the pie after 25 minutes to prevent edges from getting too browned.
  5. Let pie cool on a wire rack. It takes 2-4 hours for pie filling to set. Store leftovers in fridge for 2-3 days.

Nutrition Facts
Apple Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 406 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 433mg18%
Potassium 140mg4%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 338IU7%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.