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Easy as Pie - Apple Pie Recipe
The All American Apple Pie
The Apple Pie has been around for ages. It is well loved and you can never go wrong with a good slice of apple pie. Never having made one before but desperately wanting to I decided to embark on the journey of a simplified easy as pie way of doing so....pun intended.
I wanted something simple and that tasted good but didn't take a lot of effort to make. I decided to embark on this journey blindfolded. I didn't want to look up a recipe, I wanted to see if I could do it on my own...This was the result.
What You Need
- Dough recipe *check out my recipe here for the one I use!
- about 8 Granny Smith apples
- I also used 1 Golden Delicious apple
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons of cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 1/2 a teaspoon of ginger
- 1 tablespoon of flour
What You Need To Do
Peel, core and slice your apples into even wedge shaped pieces. Place in a strainer over another bowl. Toss apples with sugar and lemon juice and allow them to sit for approximately half an hour. As I'm sure you know the lemon juice will prevent browning and the sugar is where your sweetness comes in. After the apples have sat, take the sugar syrup that was collected and reduce on a stove over medium heat until about 2 tablespoons or so remains.
Prepare you pie dough. I used a 9 inch cake pan for my pie, but use what you like. After you put down the bottom shell, start around the outside of the pan and line the bottom of the pan slightly overlapping the apples evenly.
After you lay down the first layer of apples.. mix your spices together and sprinkle a little bit on top of the apples followed bya little of the flour. Add another layer of apples..and repeat. If you want more spices add more! You can't really go wrong here.The flour adds just a little bit of thickness to the apple center but the spice/flavor is up to you!
After you place the top pie shell on over the apples make your vents in the dough.
Take your reserved sugar syrup reduction and glaze the top of the pie to add more flavor and brown the pie evenly.
Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes. Or until the top is a nice golden brown colour. Cool your pie COMPLETELY before cutting. This prevents oozing of all the yummy goodness in the center for a clean cutting beautiful pie.