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Homemade Apple Pie

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A from-scratch recipe for the perfect homemade apple pie with a butter crust.

Homemade Apple Pie


  • 2 cups flour
  • 16 Tbs butter
  • salt
  • ¼ cup water
  • 9 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • ⅛ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 egg


  1. Place butter, flour and salt into a food processor and pulse until butter is mixed with the flour into a small gravely consistency, then add in water gradually until completely mixed in and dough is soft, not tacky.
  2. Roll dough into a ball and then flatten into a thick disk. Cover in plastic wrap and place in the fridge to chill at least 1 hour, up to over night.
  3. After your dough is chilled, preheat the oven to 375F.
  4. Place apples, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt in a large sauté pan and cook until apples are soft, adding cornstarch at the end to thicken the sauce that forms. Let the sauce cool 10 minutes before the next step.
  5. Roll the dough out onto a floured surface into a large round sheet, large enough to cover your 9’’ pie plate past the rim. Roll out the second dough into a large round and cut into strips for a lattice top.
  6. Place the rolled dough over the pie plate, pressing it down into the plate and rolling over the edges.
  7. Pour apple filling into the crust then create a lattice pattern on top with the strips of dough, pinching along the edges to seal.
  8. Brush the lattice top with a beaten egg and bake at 375F for 15 minutes, rotate and bake another 15, continuing to rotate and bake at 3 minute intervals until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.
  9. Allow at least 30 minutes to cool before serving.

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