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how to make apple pie recipe

Updated on June 19, 2013


In the United States, "As American as apple pie" is saying, meaning "typically American". In the 19th and 20th century, apple pie became a symbol of American prosperity and national pride.

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 1 hour 10 min
Yields: 3 people


  • 2 and 1/2 cups Flour, for pastry
  • 1 table spoon Flour, for filling
  • 100 grams butter, Cut into small peices
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 4 cups apple, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 table spoon lemon rind
  • 1/2 table spoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 egg, beaten lightly(optional)
  • As per taste Salt


  1. For the pastry, out 2 1/2 cups of flour into a bowl and mix the butter into it with your fingers lightly until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add water, little by little until, the mixture comes together to form a ball. Knead lightly and put into plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1/2 an hour
  2. For the filling, mix the apples, sugar, brown sugar, 1 table spoon flour, lemon rind and cinnamon powder in a bowl
  3. Divide the pastry into 2 balls, one a little larger than the other. Roll out both to a thickness of 1/8 inch. Use the smaller circle to cover the base and sides of an 8 inches pie dish. Fill this with the apple mixture.
  4. Cut out strips of 1/2 inch thickness from the larger circle and place them in a criss-cross manner over the apple filling. Trim the edges along the dish.
  5. Brush the top with beaten egg(optional)
  6. Bake at 175 degrees centigrade for 40 mins or until the top is golden brown.
  7. Sprinkle powdered sugar and serve hot with vanilla ice-cream.

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