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Apple Pie Recipe

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This Thanksgiving, enrich your life with the best tasting and easiest to make apple pie recipe on the internet. After all, nothing is quite as American as apple pie except, perhaps, Thanksgiving (a large apology to the 4th of July, Memorial Day and National Talk Like a Pirate Day). And perhaps that is why you can't celebrate Thanksgiving without giving thanks to apple pie, by consuming large quantities.

However, before you can gorge yourself, you must first acquire apple pie. An easy way to do this is to go the store and buy some. A better way is to make it yourself. For starters, it tastes better when you make it yourself (especially when you use the best tasting recipe on the internet). It uses a handful of cheap readily available ingredients. Most importantly, it's easier to make than you might think and can be done relatively quickly. It is hands down one of the most rewarding, and tasty, things I know how to make.

This pie has won a blue ribbon at the Inaugural Instructables Pre-Thanksgiving Luncheon.
 
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Step 1: Go get stuff

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Stuff you will need...

For the crust:
2 cups flours
2 sticks cold butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup ice water

For the filling:
6 assorted apples (I used Rome, Granny Smith, Fuji and some mystery apple from Washington)
1 Tablespoon of flour
About a teaspoon of cinnamon
1 tablespoon (real) maple syrup
1 tablespoon of butter
2 tea spoons of fresh lemon juice
(1/2 a teaspoon of grated lemon peel)

For the topping:
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour plus a little
1 stick cold butter
a pinch of cinnamon

Tools:
Pie tin
2-3 mixing bowls
Measuring cups
Measuring spoons
Forks, spoons, butter knives
Mixing Spoons
Cutting knives
Pastry blender
Rolling pin
Colander
Grater
Aluminum foil
Plastic wrap

Step 2: Water on ice

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Stick two cups of cold water in the freezer to chill.

Step 3: Start the dough

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Start the dough for the crust by mixing together the two cups of flour with the half teaspoon of salt

Step 4: Butter it up

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Take your two sticks of cold butter and cut them into small slices. Put these slices into the dough and mix them in with your pastry blender. Don't be shy about it. You need to grind it all together until it starts to form small clumps.
Yerboogieman11 months ago
It's been 5-6 years and I still follow this recipe.
Yum
waldosan3 years ago
that.... is.... AMAZING! i totally have to make this!
We don't have maple syrup over here, is there something else I could use in its place?
randofo (author)  TrinityMacPhisto3 years ago
You can probably just leave it out of the recipe (maybe add an extra pinch of sugar or something sweet). I also recommend peeling the apples first, which I didn't do in the project.

Where are you that you don't have maple syrup?
:-)

Although, I am making this again this year.
Brasil :)
seltzer104 years ago
You must first invent the universe.
Haha Carl Sagan reference FTW!
It really is an amazing tasting pie. Pie is amazing.
JellyWoo4 years ago
 holiday hit!
wenpherd4 years ago
that looks really good!
My dad was wondering if you screwed up when you made this, he said he's never heard of an apple pie without peeled apples.
what's wrong with the peels? they're healthy and turn soft when you bake the pie.
no, they're not. they get stuck in your teeth, and it sucks.
introducing...drum roll please......TOOTHPICKS! *gasp*
And they get stuck in your throat.
not really
Yes. They do.
ReCreate5 years ago
wow that looks amazingly awesome when i get the ingredients i will make this
JellyWoo5 years ago
great instructable! i've made a similar pie and it tastes great.
to make this instructable better, you should probably put "skip to step 'blah' for the filling" and such.
Yummy! But I was a little worried after reading this, are there really rolly-pollies in it??
randofo (author)  Lithium Rain5 years ago
I think so?
Blech! >_< My little brother ate 5 rolly-pollies once, when he was really little. Someone bribed him with candy.
gmjhowe5 years ago
apple pie! yes yes yes! this is my favorate food ible hq ible so far! Great work! NOM NOM NOM
gmjhowe gmjhowe5 years ago
*Reaches for 'feature' button, realises lack of featuring power- sighs* Its that good, that not only do i want to make it, it deserves featuring, though i'm guessing one of the -ible minions will find it!
bumpus gmjhowe5 years ago
Haha, nice plug Jake. :D
gmjhowe bumpus5 years ago
?
bumpus gmjhowe5 years ago
*Reaches for 'feature' button, realizes lack of featuring power- sighs*
:D
gmjhowe bumpus5 years ago
ITS APPLE PIE! apple pie is the best.
chalky5 years ago
mmmmmmmmmmmmmm you had me at pie:)
randofo (author)  chalky5 years ago
Yes, pie sure is fantastic.