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Best Apple Pie Recipe to follow today

Story of Apple Pie.

By Marilyn ElizabetPublished 7 days ago 5 min read
Best Apple Pie Recipe to follow today
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Apple pie is a classic dessert loved by many. Here's a delicious apple pie recipe for you to try:


For the Pie Crust:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon sugar

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cold and cubed

6-8 tablespoons ice water

For the Filling:

6-7 cups of peeled, cored, and thinly sliced apples (a mix of Granny Smith and Honeycrisp works well)

3/4 cup granulated sugar

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

For Egg Wash (optional):

1 egg

1 tablespoon water


1. Make the Pie Crust:

a. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, and sugar.

b. Add the cold, cubed butter to the flour mixture. Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to work the butter into the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs.

c. Gradually add ice water, one tablespoon at a time, mixing until the dough just comes together.

d. Divide the dough in half, shape each half into a disc, and wrap them in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight.

2. Prepare the Filling:

a. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sliced apples, granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and lemon juice. Toss until the apples are evenly coated.

3. Preheat the Oven:

Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).

4. Roll Out the Pie Crust:

a. Roll out one of the pie dough discs on a floured surface into a circle that's about 12 inches in diameter.

b. Carefully transfer the rolled-out dough to a 9-inch pie dish, letting the excess hang over the edges.

5. Add the Apple Filling:

Fill the pie shell with the apple mixture, mounding it slightly in the center. Dot the filling with small pieces of butter.

6. Roll Out the Top Crust:

a. Roll out the second pie dough disc into a similar-sized circle.

b. If you'd like a lattice crust, cut the dough into strips for weaving.

7. Assemble the Pie:

a. Place the rolled-out top crust over the apples.

b. If using a full top crust, cut a few small slits in the center to allow steam to escape.

c. If making a lattice crust, weave the strips over the filling.

8. Optional Egg Wash:

In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water. Brush this mixture lightly over the top crust for a golden finish.

9. Bake:

Place the pie on a baking sheet (to catch any drips) and bake in the preheated oven for about 45-55 minutes or until the crust is golden brown, and the filling is bubbling.

10. Cool and Serve:

Allow the pie to cool on a wire rack for at least 2 hours before serving. This helps the filling set.

Enjoy your homemade apple pie! You can serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for an extra treat.

Certainly! Here's a fictional short story about the making of a memorable apple pie:

It was a crisp autumn morning, and the aroma of freshly fallen leaves filled the air. Sarah woke up with a smile on her face, knowing that today was the day she would bake her famous apple pie. As she stretched and yawned, she couldn't help but feel a sense of excitement.

Sarah had been making apple pies since she was a little girl, learning the art from her grandmother. Her grandmother's recipe was a well-guarded family secret, and Sarah had vowed to carry on the tradition. She cherished the memories of spending hours in the kitchen with her grandmother, peeling apples and rolling out pie crusts.

The first step was to select the perfect apples. Sarah took a stroll to the nearby orchard, where the apple trees were laden with fruit. She plucked a variety of apples, some tart and some sweet, ensuring a perfect balance of flavors. With a basket full of apples, she returned home, ready to begin her pie-making adventure.

Sarah started by preparing the crust. She combined flour, a pinch of salt, and just the right amount of butter, meticulously working the dough until it was the perfect texture. Her grandmother's voice echoed in her mind, guiding her through each step.

Next came the apples. Sarah peeled, cored, and sliced them with precision, arranging the slices in a spiral pattern within the pie crust. She sprinkled sugar, cinnamon, and a touch of nutmeg over the apples, creating a fragrant and flavorful filling. A drizzle of lemon juice added a hint of brightness to the mix.

As Sarah carefully placed the top crust over the apples, she felt a connection to her grandmother that transcended time. The smell of the pie baking in the oven was intoxicating, filling her kitchen with the comforting scent of cinnamon and baked apples.

Finally, after what felt like an eternity, the timer rang, signaling the pie was done. Sarah pulled it from the oven, golden brown and bubbling with hot, sugary goodness. She couldn't resist cutting a slice while it was still warm.

Sitting at her kitchen table, Sarah took her first bite. The flavors exploded in her mouth, a perfect harmony of sweet and tart, wrapped in a flaky, buttery crust. It was as if her grandmother's love and expertise had been baked into every bite.

Sarah knew that her apple pie would bring joy to her family, just as it always had. She wrapped the rest of the pie to share with them later, feeling grateful for the tradition that had been passed down through generations. As she savored the last bite, she couldn't help but think that her grandmother would be proud, knowing that the secret family recipe lived on, bringing happiness to another generation.

In this story, the apple pie becomes a symbol of tradition and family connection, with Sarah preserving her grandmother's cherished recipe and sharing it with her loved ones. It illustrates how food can hold sentimental value and serve as a way to pass down memories from one generation to the next


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  • MD.MASUD ISLAM7 days ago

    Nice Recipe... Definitely I will try this... Thank You so much to shear this...

  • Bid it lab7 days ago

    Will try this one and thanks for the story.

  • Great recipe

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