SunstarTV Bureau: This is absolutely the best homemade snack you’ll ever make. It has a flaky, buttery crust and a tender, lightly-sliced apple pie filling.
This Apple Pie has two layers of buttery crisp pastry enclosing slices of tangy sweet apples covered with cinnamon sugar.
Here is our favourite apple pie recipe, with an easy, no-fail, buttery, flaky homemade pie crust, and a filling with a mix of different types of apples, spices and vanilla.
Ingredients that we need for the Pia Dough are 2 ½ cups flour (315 g), 1 teaspoon salt, 1 ½ sticks butter, 1 1/2 sticks, cold, cubed ,8 tablespoons ice water, or normal water, as needed. After the dough we need our filling, so for this, ingredient that we need are 2 ½ lb granny smith apple (1 kg), cored, sliced, peeled, ¾ cup sugar (150 g) ,2 tablespoons flour, ½ teaspoon salt ,1 teaspoon cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, ½ lemon ,1 egg, beaten and at last sugar according to you.
So, let’s start this tasty recipe.
In a medium-sized bowl, add the flour and salt. Mix with fork until combined. Add in cubed butter and break up into flour with a fork. Mixture will still have lumps about the size of small peas.
Gradually add the ice water and continue to mix until the dough starts to come together. You may not need all of the water, but if the dough is too dry then add more. The dough should not be very tacky or sticky.
Work the dough together with your hands and turn out onto a surface. Work into a ball and cover with cling wrap. Refrigerate. Peel the apples, then core and slice.
In a bowl, add the sliced apples, sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and juice from the lemon. Mix until combined and all apples are coated. Refrigerate. Preheat the oven to 375°F (200°C).
On a floured surface, cut the pie dough in half and roll out both halves until round and about ⅛-inch (3 mm) thick. Roll the dough around the rolling pin and unroll onto a pie dish making sure the dough reaches all edges. Trim extra if necessary. Pour in apple filling mixture and pat down. Roll the other half of the dough on top. Trim the extra dough from the edges and pinch the edges to create a crimp. Make sure edges are sealed together.
Brush the pie with the beaten egg and sprinkle with the sugar. Cut four slits in the top of the pie to create a vent. Bake pie for 50-60 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and no greyish or undercooked pastry remains. Allow to cool completely before slicing.
If you want to add more flavour to your pie, then just add some ice-cream whip on the top and enjoy it.