Introduction: The Best Apple Pie Ever!

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How to make the best apple pie ever! Pi Pie Pi

Step 1: How to Make the Flaky Crust.

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Pie Crust Ingredients
This recipe calls for:
2 cups all-purpose flour
I teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
6 tablespoons butter
6 tablespoons shortening
6 to 8 tablespoons ice water
hint: If this is your first time making this pie crust, make a double batch to be sure you have enough crust.

Utensils for Apple Pie
Pie Crust Utensils
For this recipe you will need:
1 Mixing Bowl
Rolling pin
Knife
Measuring spoons
Measuring Cups
Dough Blender (in picture, I know, it sounds electric, but it isn't)
Cutting Board
9 inch Pie Pan (smaller is ok, but no bigger)

Pie Crust Mix
First Step: Mixing the Pie Crust Ingredients
Warm the butter in the microwave until it is soft, but not melted.
Mix in a large bowl:
2 cups all-purpose flour
I teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
Then cut in using the dough blender:
6 tablespoons butter
6 tablespoons shortening
6 to 8 tablespoons ice water

Pie Crust Dough
This is What your pie dough should look like once you are finished mixing.

Wrap Pie Crust Dough
Second Step: Chill the Pie Dough
Wrap your pie crust in plastic wrap. Then place in refrigerator for 20 or more minutes, while you make the pie filling. 

Step 2: The Filling.

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Apple Pie Filling Ingredients
For the apple pie filling you need:

5 Tart Peeled Apples
1 Cup Sugar
2 Tablespoons Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Cider Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

Apples for Apple Pie Filling

First Step: Slice Apples

Peel and slice your apples.

Soak them in water with a tablespoon of lemon juice. This will prevent the first apples cut from turning a funky color.


Apple Coating for Pie
Second Step: Mix Filling

Mix in large mixing bowl:

1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vinegar

Mixed Apple Coating
Once you have finished mixing these ingredients together, they should resemble the picture to the left.


Apples and mixture
Third Step: Mix Apples

Now, drain the water off of the apples and mix them with the spices.


All Finished!


Now that you have finished the filling, it is time to assemble your pie.  

Step 3: Putting It All Together!

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First Step: Cut
Now that your pie crust has had plenty of time to cool, divide it into two, equal halves.

Rolling Pie Crust
Second Step: Rolling Pie Crust
Roll one of the balls of pie crust out until it is around 1/8th of an inch thick.

Crust in Pie Pan
Third Step: Putting Crust in Pie Pan
Once you have rolled out the dough, wrap it around the rolling pin and unroll it onto your pie pan.
Once you have shaped it to fit the inside of the pan, take a fork and poke holes in the bottom of the crust. This will let the steam out as the pie bakes.

Filling pie with apples
Four Step: Filling Apple Pie
Dump all of the apples in the pie. Place about 4 chunks of butter on top of apple filling. This will give the filling rich flavor.

Cover Filling With Crust
Fifth Step: Putting Top Pie Crust On Pie
Ok, we're almost done!
Roll out the remaining pie dough and place it on top.

Edge of Crust
Six Step: Forming Edge of Pie Crust
Create a pattern around the edge of the pie by using the back of a knife.

Apple Pie

Let's bake Our Apple Pie!
  

Step 4: Baking the Pie!

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First Step: Baking Apple Pie
Cut long strips of tinfoil and place them around the edge of the pie.
This will prevent the crust's edge from burning while it bakes. You will want to take the tinfoil off about ten minutes before the pie is done. This way, the apple pie will have a golden brown edge.
Bake your pie at 400 degrees for 50-60 minutes.
hint: Place a cookie sheet covered in tinfoil on the lowest oven rack (not on the same rack as the pie) to prevent any overflow from reaching the bottom of the oven--easy cleanup!

Apple Pie
Second Step: Brush With Egg White
For a glossy effect, brush a small portion of egg white on top of the crust when you remove the tinfoil.
 

Step 5: Ideas for Serving Your Apple Pie.

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Need some ideas on how to serve your apple pie? Well, we will give you some of our favorite tips.



After dinner, a slice of apple pie is just what is needed. Adding a sprig of mint will help add color and elegance to any dessert.


One of the best accommodations for a slice of apple pie is a scoop of vanilla ice-cream. It adds a coolness to a warm slice of pie. Whipped cream could also add flavor to this treat.


Adding nuts or fruit will always add something to a blank plate and make your dessert more flavorful and attractive.


You can decorate the table using your uncut pie. 

Comments

CoreyCoop (author)2013-11-06

My wife and I make apple pie, but we use 1/2 tart and 1/2 sweet apples with less sugar, and a lot more cinnamon.

primadiana (author)2013-03-14

soaking the apples helps the cooking process and eliminates the crunchiness of the apples. If you don't soak them, they stay crunchy. I know, I eliminated that step due to being able to slice them up so fast that they didn't turn brown. And since then every pie was crunchy. :-/ So back to soaking!

arronsparrow (author)primadiana2013-03-26

lol i had to experiment many times to make it taste like the pies you get at a restaurants.

Обязательно попробую и испечь такой пирог. Yum Yum - уже слюнки текут...

garethllewelyn (author)2011-09-17

Yum, Yum...

scoochmaroo (author)2011-03-16

Lovely! Looks great :D

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