I crave pie, often. I especially crave pie during apple season. There’s just something comforting about an apple pie, wouldn’t you agree? The thing is, I used to just buy my pies. Yep, I didn’t make pies. Why? Because for some reason making pie crusts turns me off. I’m certain I’m not the only one who avoids making pie crust. HOWEVER, that doesn’t mean I can’t make a delicious apple pie. Which means, you can too! I started buying pie crusts and just make my own filling. Quite honestly… I find it tastes and looks like it was completely homemade.
Easy and Delicious Apple Pie
How to make an Apple Pie
– 2 deep dish 9” pie crusts
– 7 cups of thinly sliced apples. (I use Sunrise, Lobo, or Cortland it depends which is in season.)
– 2 tbsp of lemon juice (I use the juice from a fresh lemon.)
– 1/2 cup of sugar
– 3 tbsp of flour
– 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
Glaze for Pie Crust:
– 1 egg yolk
– 1 tbsp of water
– sugar (to sprinkle)
Preheat your oven to 425°F
Step 1: Thaw pie crusts as per instructed on the packaging.
Step 2: In a large bowl, stir the sliced apples (7 cups) with the lemon juice.
Step 3: In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, and cinnamon.
Step 4: Pour the dry mixture (sugar, flour, and cinnamon) over the apples and use your hands to blend them together. (Making sure to coat all the apple slices.)
Step 5: Place the filling your just made inside one of the deep dish pie crusts. (Don’t over fill, or your pie can crack while it’s baking.)
Step 6: Cover it with the second deep dish pie crust.
Step 7: Use a little bit of water on your finger tips to press the edges of the pie crusts together.
Step 8: Make vents on the top of your pie with a knife. (I like to make four V shapes.)
Step 9: Whisk together the egg yolk with the water and brush it over your pie crust. (Don’t have a pastry brush? I dip a paper towel in the mixture and use that to brush my pie crust.)
Step 10: Sprinkle the top with sugar. (I use about 1 tsp.)
Step 11: Place the pie on a cookie sheet (this is in case you overfilled the pie and the filling bubbles out of the pie) and bake the pie in the oven for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes reduce the oven temperature to 350°F and bake for another 30-40 minutes. The pie is ready when the pie crust has become golden and you are able to insert a knife completely through an air vent (going through the apples).
Step 12: Cool the pie on a rack.
You are going to LOVE the pie! It’s fabulously delicious! Oh some of you may be wondering what Sunrise Apples are. They are apples that are ready towards the beginning of apple season. After Sunrise are done for the season, you can use Lobo, and then Cortland is towards the end of the season.
Here’s a shot of Sunrise Apples:
Want another wonderful fall recipe? Try this Easy Homemade Garden Vegetable Soup, you’ll love it!
Have an Applelicious day!
P.S. I’ll be linking to these Parties.