Lately, I’ve been craving some homemade Apple Pie and since I had a million apples left from apple picking I decided to try to make one myself. To be honest I tried following a recipe I read on a blog and my first trial was nothing to write home about but you can blame it on the wine. However, per Winston Churchill “Never, never, never give up.”I decided to give it a second shot. This time without the cocktail in hand and it was a complete success.
Here is my successful recipe for quenching your homemade Apple Pie cravings.
For making the crust:
If you’re not into making your own crust, you can do what I did and buy a pre-made crust.
To make the apple filling:
- 6-8 apples
- 3/4 cups sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 3 TB cornstarch
- 2 TB bottled lemon juice
This is the easy part! Peel and slice your apples. Combine apples with nutmeg, sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon in a saucepan then add lemon juice. Medium heat is the best to use while cooking. When the sauce is thick, pour it into piecrust.
Make sure to push your apples down into the crust to avoid empty pockets.
Traditional top crust:
You can use whatever top style that rocks your boat but I used a simple style which is the traditional top crust.
Simply place the pre-made rolled dough on top of the pie and neatly remove any excess dough around the edges. Afterward, press edges together. Egg wash your top crust and sprinkle coarse brown sugar on top.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees and bake for another 30-40 minutes until the crust is golden brown.