Apple Pie

Ingredients

  • 7 cups sliced, peeled baking apples (Granny Smith or Jonathan work best)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon water

Directions

  • In a large bowl, toss the sliced apples with lemon juice.
  • Combine sugars, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg; add to apples and toss well to coat.
  • Fill pastry lined 9 inch pie pan with apple mixture. Dot with butter.
  • Place second crust on top of pie filling, cut slits in top of crust to vent. Seal the edges of the crust with a fork or by hand.
  • In a small bowl, beat the egg yolk and water. Brush mixture over top crust. Sprinkle with sugar, if desired.
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake 40-45 minutes more or until crust is golden and filling is bubbly.

Flaky Pastry Pie Crust Recipe

Makes two 9-inch pie crusts

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, chilled and diced
  • 1/2 cup ice water

Directions

  • Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl.
  • Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Stir in the ice water, a Tablespoon at a time, until the crust mixture forms a ball.
  • Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  • Sprinkle flour onto rolling surface. Roll dough out, then divide in half. Roll each half to fit a 9-inch pie plate.
  • Place crust in pie plate, pressing evenly into the bottom and sides.
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