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.

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.

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.

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.



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

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

  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.

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

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

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


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


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