Nothing says home like the smell of an apple pie baking in the oven. Whether you are a novice baker or an experienced chef, everyone loves a good apple pie.
With its warm, sweet, and comforting flavours, it’s the perfect dessert for any occasion. From family dinners to holiday celebrations, apple pie is always a hit. So why not make your own?
Follow this easy recipe and you’ll have a delicious apple pie in no time!
Ingredients (Serves 4)
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 6 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 pounds apples, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 (9-inch) unbaked deep-dish pie crust
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 tablespoon sugar
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a 9 inch pie dish.
2. In a medium bowl, mix together 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, and 1/8 teaspoon of salt.
3. Slice 4-6 tart apples into thin slices and toss with the sugar mixture until the apples are evenly coated.
4. In a large bowl, mix together 2 cups of all-purpose flour and 2/3 cup of cold butter until it forms a crumbly mixture.
5. Add 4-6 tablespoons of cold water to the flour mixture and stir until it forms a dough ball.
6. Roll out half of the dough on a lightly floured surface and line the bottom and sides of the greased pie dish.
7. Put the coated apple slices in the pie dish and top with remaining dough.Y ou can place it as is or cut it into strips and arrange them in a grid pattern. Let your creativity speak.
8. Bake in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.
The origin of Apple Pie
Apple pie is believed to have originated in England during the 14th century. The earliest apple pies were made by encasing a thick filling of stewed apples between two layers of a tough crust. The pies were not sweetened, but instead were flavored with spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. During the 16th century, sweetening agents, such as sugar, began to be added to the pies. Apples were brought to America by European settlers and the term apple pie was first recorded in America in 1780. By the 19th century, apple pie was a traditional dessert throughout America, and is still a popular choice today.