It’s my apple pie…Looks so good makes a grown man cry…easy apple pie!
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Yes, I know they were talking about Cherry Pie…and not actual “cherry pie” but I digress. Last night, I did the unthinkable: I made my first apple pie.
I’ve done Pioneer Woman’s apple dumplings, and I’ve sauteed apple slices with sugar and cinnamon. I’ve even made cran-apple slab pie, but I was scared to make a legit apple pie. To go all the way.
I took the leap and it was heavenly, and I can deem it an easy pie recipe because I actually accomplished making it without burning the house down. I love the process of making this and how it’s different than the usual way apple pie is made.
You’re making a lazy version of caramel, and then pouring it in between the lattice holes of the pie crust. What results is a pie that eerily resembles those caramel apples we get during pumpkin picking season. Divine.
By the way, please don’t make fun of my lattice skills…I’m still a novice.
Easy Apple Pie
- 1 recipe for pie crust (I used PW’s recipe, and just used 2 of the 3 discs)
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup lukewarm water
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon iodized salt
- 8 to 10 Granny Smith apples; peeled, cored, and sliced
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice (optional)
- zest and juice of one lemon
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Melt the butter in a saucepan and then stir in flour to form a paste.
Add the water, white sugar and brown sugar, iodized salt, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer for 3 minutes.
Place sliced apples into a bowl and toss with lemon juice, lemon zest, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Place the bottom crust in the pan.
Fill with the seasoned apples, mounded slightly.
Cover with a lattice work of crust.
Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust and through the lattice holes. Pour it slowly so that it does not run off.
Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven.
Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees. Continue baking for 35 minutes or until the apples are soft.
Let it sit for about an hour; this is the hard part.
Cut up and enjoy your sweet apple pie!