How To Make Apple Pie
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- 2 ½ cups (620ml) all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- ¾ cups (190ml) butter
- 6 green apples
- 1 cups (250ml) white sugar
- 1 cups (250ml) brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- 1 lemon juice
- 2 softened butter
- 1 rolling pin
- 1 oven-safe pie pan
- 1 electric mixer
Step 1: Pre-Heat
Pre-heat your oven to 375 F (190 C/Gas Mark 5
Step 2: Pie Crust
In a large bowl, combine 2 cups (250 g) all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup (170 g) butter and 1 tsp salt. With your electric mixer on the lowest setting, begin to blend together the ingredients. Sprinkle in 1 tbsp of ice water and mix until the batter starts to thicken.
Continue to add an additional 6 to 8 tbsp of ice water, mixing thoroughly after each one, until the batter becomes a moist dough. Be sure not to over water or the dough will become too wet. Remove the electric mixer and roll the dough into a ball.
Step 3: Roll It Out
Place the dough on a cutting board coated with flour. Cut the dough into two halves. Roll the first half into a 9" (22 cm) circle to form the bottom crust of the apple pie. Carefully roll the thin dough around the rolling pin and transfer it into the pie pan. Use a sharp knife to cut off any excess dough around the edges.
Roll the second ball of dough into a 12" (30 cm) circle. This will go over the pie filling before baking.
Step 4: Pie Filling
In a large mixing bowl, add 6 apples, cored and sliced, 1 cup (200 g) white sugar, 1 cup (220 g) brown sugar, 1/2 cup (60 g) flour, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp cinnamon, and 1 tbsp lemon juice. Mix all ingredients together until every apple is coated. Pour the apple mixture over the bottom curst in the pie pan and smooth it out evenly. Finish by topping the apples with 2 tbsp butter.
Step 5: Cover And Bake
Cover the pie filling with the 12" (30 cm) rolled dough and pinch the two crusts together. Trim off any excess dough. For crimped edges, use a fork around the crust. Cut several slits on top of the pie for ventilation while baking in the oven. Place the pie on the center rack of the oven and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until the pie crust is a deep, golden brown.
Step 6: Serve
Cut the pie into 6 to 8 slices. Serve warm on a chilled plate with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream or fresh fruit to accompany the sweet apple flavor. Enjoy!