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Best Apple Pie Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

This best apple pie recipe makes a juicy pie with a great crust. Friends and family will appreciate your efforts on this one!

Ingredients

Pie Crust
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour, plus extra for rolling
1 cup (2 sticks )butter, cold & cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
6 to 8 Tablespoons ice water

Apple Pie Filling
7 apples, peeled, cored and chopped to small pieces
1 cup granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons flour
1 1/2 Tablespoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 Tablespoon lemon zest, finely grated
2 Tablespoons butter, melted

Directions

Pie Crust

Add flour, cubed butter and sugar, into a mixer. Mix this slowly until crumbly. Make sure not to over-mix you should see butter still in the mix.

Adding water a tablespoon at a time, continue to mix slowly. Your dough will be ready when you can grab some dough and make a ball out of it.

Taking the dough of the bowl press and form two balls of dough.

Wrap these up, and refrigerate for about an hour.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Apple Pie Filling

Combine together sliced apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon zest and butter, giving the apples a nice coating.

Roll the dough out, with flour to make sure it doesn't stick, and line a 9 inch pie pan. Trim off excess pie dough. Add apple filling.

Roll out other ball of dough, with flour. Using water and a brush, brush some water along edge, and place pie dough on top, trim and crimp. Make sure to cut some vents in pie dough.

Bake for 40-45 minutes or until done.

To make an even nicer pie. Using an egg wash (1 egg, a bit of water, and a dash of sugar whisked together) brush top of unbaked pie crust and sprinkle with sugar. Then bake it. Makes a lovely color.

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