Classic Apple Pie

Posted: November 17

Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Yield: 8 slices

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What can be said about Classic Apple Pie that hasn't already been said? How can anyone say no to tender cooked apples, sweetened with molasses flavors and autumnal spices? Is it even possible to resist Classic Apple Pie's buttery crust and golden color? We can't imagine the answer to that question being no, because this pie is just that good. What's unquestionable is how many smiles you'll see when you start slicing into this fantastic fall dessert!


• 7 cups apples, peeled, cored, and sliced into 1/4-inch slices • 1 tablespoon lemon juice • 1/2 cup granulated sugar • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg • 2 pie crusts, homemade or store-bought • 1 tablespoon butter, cold, cut into pieces • 1 large egg • 1 tablespoon milk • coarse sugar, optional, for sprinkling on top


Step 1

Adjust your oven rack to the lower third of the oven and preheat to 400 degrees F.

Step 2

Combine the sliced apples and lemon juice in a large mixing bowl and toss until the apple slices are well coated in the lemon juice, then set them aside.

Step 3

In a separate bowl and using a whisk, combine the granulated sugar, light brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg until well mixed.

Step 4

Add the sugar mixture to the bowl with the sliced apples and mix until the apples are fully coated with the sugar mixture. Set aside and let rest for 15 to 20 minutes while you begin the pie crust.

Step 5

While the apples are resting, roll out one of the pie crusts and transfer to a 9-inch pie plate. Use a sharp knife to trim away excess dough from the edges of the pie place.

Step 6

Cover and chill the lined pie pan for at least 10 minutes.

Step 7

Roll out the second pie crust and either cut lattice strips/decorations or leave whole to place on top of the pie.

Step 8

Remove the lined pie plate from the refrigerator.

Step 9

Using a slotted spoon, scoop the filling into the pie crust, trying to leave as much juice as possible in the bowl.

Step 10

Spread the apple mixture in one even layer and add the pieces of butter on top of the apples, sprinkling them around the entire pie.

Step 11

Top the pie with the second pie crust or decorative pieces, as desired, and crimp the edges of the pie crust to make decorative edges. If you choose to top your pie with the whole piece of pie dough, you should cut some slits in the top crust to allow the steam to escape while baking.

Step 12

Whisk the egg and milk together until well combined and then brush the egg wash on top of the pie, including the crimped edges.

Step 13

Sprinkle coarse sugar on top.

Step 14

Place the pie on the oven rack (placed in the lower third of the oven) and bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees F.

Step 15

Then reduce the oven temperature to 375 degrees F and bake for about 35-40 minutes, until the top of the pie is golden brown and the filling is bubbly. If the edges of the pie are browning too much, you can cover the edges with a pie crust shield or aluminum foil. You can also cover the entire top of the pie with aluminum foil to prevent it from browning too much.

Step 16

Once the pie is fully cooked, remove it from the oven and put it on a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 17

When the pie is cooled, slice and serve!

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