Any friend of apple pie is a friend of ours. It is the ultimate dessert crowd-pleaser and surprisingly, baking one can be much easier than you think! Whatever the occasion, we guarantee that bringing an apple pie to your next social event will make you the hit of the party. Scroll through below for an easy apple pie recipe and bake one this weekend…even if you don’t have anywhere special to go.
2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Pastry Flour
3 tablespoons Sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
3/4 cup Butter, unsalted, cold and cut into cubes
4 tablespoons Ice Water
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup packed Brown Sugar
1/3 cup Unsalted Butter, melted
3 tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground Ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground Nutmeg
1 tablespoon Lemon juice
8 Granny Smith Apples, peeled and sliced
Sugar, for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Add all dry ingredients for the dough in a bowl. Using a pastry cutter, cut the very cold butter into the dry ingredients. There should be pieces the size of peas left in the flour. 1 tablespoon at a time, stir in the cold water. Stir the dough until it comes together as a shaggy mess. Knead a few times and form a disc. Wrap with plastic wrap and chill for a few hours to overnight.
When the dough has chilled, place it onto a lightly floured surface. For miniature pies, divide the dough into 8 pieces. Roll each piece to 1/4″ thick and place in a greased pie pan. Chill the dough-lined pans until filling is ready.
In a bowl, stir together all ingredients except the apples. When combined, toss in the apples. Make sure the apple slices are evenly coated with the mixture. Place a heaping mound of apples in each pie pan. Roll out excess dough pieces and form a lattice top or a regular top.
Whisk together the egg and 1 teaspoon cold water. Brush the outside of the dough with the egg and sprinkled with sugar.
Bake for 35-40 minutes until crust is completely cooked and golden brown. Let cool slightly on a wire rack before serving.