Ingredients

Dough Ingredients

  • 13 ounces (about 2.75 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 6.5 ounces (13 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4.5 ounces (about 2/3 cup) sugar
  • 0.25 ounce (about 1.5 teaspoons) baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • A pinch of salt
  • Zest of 1 lemon or lime

Filling Ingredients

  • 21 ounces (about 1.5 pounds) apples, peeled weight
  • 1.75 ounces (about 1/4 cup) sugar
  • 1 ounce (about 3.5 tablespoons) cornstarch
  • Cinnamon to taste

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl

    Essential for blending your ingredients. Using a large bowl can save you a lot of mess and make mixing easier!

  • Plastic Wrap

    To wrap the dough and keep it from drying out in the refrigerator.

  • Baking Pan

    Grease with unsalted butter and dust with flour for the perfect non-stick surface.

  • Rolling Pin

    This will help you roll out the dough evenly. Dust it slightly with flour to avoid sticking.

  • Parchment Paper or Silicone Mat

    Perfect for rolling out the dough without it sticking to the counter.

  • Oven

    Preheat to 350Β°F (180Β°C) for an even bake.

Instructions

Step 1

Preparing the Dough

Mix all the dough ingredients in a large bowl until you form a soft, elastic dough. Shape it into a ball.
Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Prep your baking pan by greasing it with unsalted butter and dusting it with flour.

Step 2

Preparing the Filling

Peel and finely dice the apples.
Combine the diced apples with sugar and cornstarch. Add cinnamon to your liking.

Step 3

Assembling the Pie

Divide the refrigerated dough into two parts.
Roll out one part of the dough on parchment paper or a silicone mat, lightly dusting the dough and surface with flour. Fit this into your pan, trimming any excess.
Add the apple filling on top of the dough in the pan.
With the second part of the dough, you can either cut into strips and weave a lattice top or roll it out whole and cover the filling entirely. If covering whole, remember to make some slits on top for ventilation.

Step 4

Baking the Pie

Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (about 180 degrees Celsius) for 30-40 minutes.
The exact baking time may vary depending on the shape and depth of your pie.

Servings

Imagining the perfect bite of our irresistible apple pie is just the start! Serve your pie piping hot or cooled down to room temperature. 🍏🍰

🌿 **Garnish it with a dollop of whipped cream** for that heavenly touch. It's like a cloud of joy on your pie! 🌨️

🍨 **Top it off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream** on warm, freshly baked pie to enjoy a sweet, melty symphony of flavors and textures. The ice cream melts slightly, blending with the cinnamony apples. πŸ˜‹

β˜• **Pair it with a hot cup of coffee or tea**. This cozy combination can make any time feel like a special occasion with loved ones. πŸ«–πŸ•―οΈ

Table settings also matter. Add a few fresh apple slices and a sprinkle of powdered sugar for a magical presentation! ✨❀️

Variations

🍎 **Gluten-Free Apple Pie**:
Replace all-purpose flour with a **gluten-free flour blend** to make a dough that's just as soft and elastic. Ensure the baking powder you use is gluten-free too!

🌱 **Vegan Apple Pie**:
Swap unsalted butter for **vegan butter** or a plant-based margarine. Use **flax eggs** instead of regular eggs (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoons water = 1 flax egg). These swaps keep the pie delicious and cruelty-free! πŸ’š

Faq

  • How do I know if my dough is ready?

    The dough should be soft and elastic, and should come together easily when you shape it into a ball.

  • Can I use a different fruit for the filling?

    Absolutely! Pears, peaches, and berries work wonderfully in place of apples. Adjust sugar and cornstarch levels as needed.

  • Why does my dough crack when rolling?

    Your dough might be too cold. Let it sit for a few minutes at room temperature before rolling it out.

  • How can I prevent my pie crust from being soggy?

    Pre-baking (blind baking) the bottom crust can help. Also, ensure your apple filling isn't too wet.

  • Can I make the dough ahead of time?

    Yes! You can make the dough a day in advance and keep it refrigerated. Just bring it to room temperature a bit before rolling it out.

  • How do I store leftover pie?

    Store the leftover pie, covered, at room temperature for up to 2 days, or refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Nutrition facts

Cozy Homemade Apple Pie Recipe
Recipe Yield:8 servings
Calories:per serving
Calories (Min - Max):350 - 400
Total Fat:16g
Saturated Fat:10g
Protein:4g
Total Carbohydrate:50g
Total Sugars:28g