This is not your average apple pie recipe, it’s the best apple pie ever!
Everyone in my family loves apple pie and they always ask me to make it for them. This is the best apple pie you’ll ever have! I’ve been using the same recipe that I’ve had since my high school cooking class and it’s simply the best!
I use Red Delicious apples and they always seem to work out the best. I’ve tried other apples but this recipe is perfect for Red Delicious.
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One of my best tips for making pie pastry is to not handle it too much. Once the dough is gently mixed (I add the liquid to the dry ingredients and blend with a fork), I place two pieces of plastic wrap on the counter, cut the pastry dough in half and put one half on each piece of plastic wrap. The dough will be formed just a little bit.
Then you wrap it up tightly and you can mix it a bit IN the plastic wrap and then chill for one hour in the fridge. That’s the other best tip. I know lots of people skip the chilling part as they just want to get on with making the pastry but it needs to happen (even just 20-30 minutes!). Once I pop the dough in the fridge, I make the pie filling so I’m not just waiting around.
I cut, peel and core apples using an apple peeler. It makes the job so easy!
Make sure to dot with butter.
Note: You can tell by this photo that these apples were hand sliced. I find no difference in the way it’s baked whether you use an apple peeler or hand peeling, coring and slicing the apples.
Be sure vent the top for steam before popping in the oven.
You can print off the apple pie recipe below.
Apple Pie Recipe
- 1 pie pastry recipe
- 7 large Red Delicious apples
- lemon juice
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2-3 T flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 T butter
- Preheat oven to 350 deg F.
- Follow pie pastry recipe and line bottom of pie shell with pastry.
- Peel, core and slice apples.
- Sprinkle with lemon juice.
- Toss in dry ingredients.
- Dot butter on top of apples.
- Cover with top pastry, flute edges and cut vents for steam.
- Bake 45 min to 1 hour.
Make sure to pin it for later!