Sep 3, 2012

Apple Pie


Hello everyone!

I am back from Panama and had a great time there.
School starts soon and to celebrate being back in the states, as well as enjoying the last week end of freedom, I decided to make one of the most American things I know of; Apple Pie. This one comes out super crunchy with a perfect balance between the sweetness of sugar and the tartness of the apples.



Crust:
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. sugar
3/4 tsp. kosher salt
1 cup unsalted butter, cubed 
6-8 tbsp. ice water

Mix flour, sugar, and salt.
Cut in the cold butter.
Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough stays together when pressed.
Divide in two portions, one bigger than the other. Wrap in plastic wrap and leave in the fridge for 1 hr.

Filling:
5 Braeburn apples
4 Granny Smith apples
1/2 cup sugar
3 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
dash ground nutmeg
3 tbsp. unsalted butter, cubed
1 egg
2 tbsp. sugar

Peel and dice the apples.
Mix in a large bowl with sugar, lemon juice, flour, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Pie:
Roll out the biggest dough on a lightly floured surface and transfer to 9 in pie plate, brush edge with egg.
Fill with apple filling.
Dot with butter.
Roll out remaining dough to fit top of pie.
Cover pie with crust; trim, seal, and flute edges.
Cut slits in crust and decorate with hearts or leaves made from the dough scraps.
Brush with egg and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake at 425 F/ 220 C for 20 min, reduce heat to 375 F/ 190 C and bake for 50-60 min.
Cool on wire rack for 1 hr before serving.

Enjoy!

10 comments:

  1. I love keeping apples on display in the fall and I love apple desserts! The heart embelshments on the crust are soooo cute!

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  2. Oh my this looks delicious!! Gotta try this one! Thanks for sharing the recipe!! :)
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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  3. Yum. Apple pie is one of the best things about fall. My neighbour has a giant tree full of baking apples and I've been getting up the nerve to ask if I can 'loan' a few.

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  4. This looks delish and look at that beautiful, flaky crust! Perfect dear!

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  5. This looks absolutely delicious! Love me some apple pie! xo

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  6. Tiene una pinta estupenda, intentaré hacerla, un poco de sabosr americano en España. A partir de hoy te sigo. Saludos

    Raquel

    http://raqueljimenezbisuteria.blogspot.com.es/

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  7. miam miam miam... it looks great
    I'll try

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