Apple Pie from Scratch

There’s nothing better than a homemade apple pie, heated up and topped with vanilla ice cream. Having long ago made the switch from white bread, I decided to experiment to create a more wholesome tasting pie crust.

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Ingredients

Pie Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup multi-grain flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 6 tbsp ice water
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp water
  • sugar and cinnamon to sprinkle

Apple Pie Filling

  • 8 cups of diced apple
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg

Directions

Pie Crust

  1. In a large bowl, combine flours and salt
  2. Remove butter from fridge, and cut into roughly 1 inch cubes
  3. Place 3 or 4 ice cubes in a measuring cup and fill with cold water
  4. Using your hands, crumble butter and flour mixture together until the mixture contains butter no larger than peas
  5. Now, add 6 tbsp of the iced water to the mixture
  6. Using a fork, combine until the dough holds together. You may need to add another tbsp or two of water if the mixture is still crumbly
  7. Remove the ball of dough from the bowl and separate into two smaller balls.
  8. Wrap in saran wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes
  9. Now, prep the pie filling

Pie Filling

  1. Peel and slice apples
  2. Combine apples with remaining ingredients in a large bowl

Assembly

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees celsius
  2. Lightly flour your work space and place one of the dough balls in the centre
  3. Using a roller, gently spread the dough to  a diameter of 12-13 inches, working from the centre outwards
  4. If the dough cracks, let the dough warm up a little before continuing. If the roller is sticking, sprinkle additional four on top of the dough and on your roller
  5. Transfer the dough to a 9 inch pie pan, trimming any excess dough from the edges
  6. Now, add the pie filling
  7. Repeat steps 1-3 and transfer the top crust to the top of the pie
  8. Press the edges together and fold the excess up and over, creating a thick pie crust
  9. Using a fork, crimp the edges
  10. Combine egg white and water in a small bowl
  11. Brush the pie crust, and create a couple of vents into the crust using a sharp knife and a fork
  12. Sprinkle with a light dusting of sugar, cinnamon or both, if desired
  13. Place pie on bottom rack and bake for 20 minutes
  14. Reduce heat to 350, move pie to middle rack and bake for an additional 30-40 minutes, until the top is a golden brown
  15. Place pie on wire racks and allow to cool for 4 hours
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About Carol Marie

Student of Life. Elementary Teacher. Food lover. Avid Outdoors Woman. Proud Newfie. Animal Lover. Yogi. Musician. View all posts by Carol Marie

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