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How to Make Apple Pie

How to Make an Apple Pie That Fills You With Immense Happiness

Making apple pies at home helps you conjure those wonderful homemade pies that remind you so much of your granny's special cooking. This Tastessence article provides a great recipe that helps you do just that.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Mar 6, 2018
Remember the grand old days when the delicious aroma of homemade apple pies would fill your granny's kitchen? The flaky crust and the sweet, mouth-watering filling along with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream is what made the apple pie one of my most favorite desserts. So for all those people who crave the homemade apple pie, and yet don't know how to make it at home, here is a look at an amazing pie recipe and the steps for baking the perfect apple pie.
Making Apple Pie
How to Make Apple Pie Crust
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 to 8 tablespoons ice water
How to Make
In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt, and sugar. Heat a little butter in a microwave, add the melted butter and water to the flour, and knead the dough. Once the large dough ball is formed, separate it into two parts, and wrap it up with plastic wraps. Place the dough balls in a refrigerator for thirty minutes.
Once the dough has been refrigerated, sprinkle some flour on the counter top. Roll the dough out into a circular shape, about a couple of inches larger in diameter than the pie pan. Wrap the rolled-out dough by wrapping it around the rolling pin and then slowly unrolling it on the pan. Press it to the sides of the pan, and cut off the overhanging edges. Place the crust in the refrigerator.
Making Apple Pie Filling
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 4 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 8-9 medium-sized apples
How to Make
Combine 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg, and 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom for the spices mix. For the filling, peel and slice the apples into half-inch cubes. In a large bowl, add the apples, white and brown sugars, salt, flour, and lemon juice. Add all the apple pie spices and mix the filling mixture thoroughly. Place it in the refrigerator. Now roll out the other ball of dough and gently fold it into half. For a lattice-top pie crust, cut the rolled-out dough into one-inch strips.
Now remove the shell from the refrigerator and add the apple filling to it. Use a beaten egg to brush up the edges of the pie. Layer on the dough strips in a crisscross pattern over the apple pie, and cut off the excess dough. For browning the crust, add some milk atop the strips with a brush. Bake in a preheated oven at around 425 degree Fahrenheit for around fifteen minutes. Now remove from the oven and cover with a foil. Bake at 375 degree Fahrenheit for 45 minutes or until the pie gets the lovely golden brown color.
Before serving the pie, allow the pie to cool for around an hour at room temperature. You can serve the delicious pie with a huge scoop of ice cream.
How to Make Apple Pie Drink
Ingredients
  • 1 gallon of apple cider
  • 1/2 gallon of apple juice
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 shot of Malibu rum
How to Make
Heat and boil together apple cider, gallon of apple juice, and cinnamon sticks. Add 2 cups of sugar and stir until dissolved. Take it off heat and allow the drink to cool. Remove the cinnamon sticks, and add the grain alcohol and ice to it. Mix one shot of rum, apple juice, and toss in some cinnamon in a shaker.
Making apple pies allows you to make flavorful desserts at home in no time. So if it is the apple season at your place, get your hands on the delicious, juicy apples and you can make your very own apple pies that will delight family members and guests.
Delicious Apple Cider