Apple Pie

Total Time:
2 hr 35 min
1 hr 30 min
15 min
50 min
  • Dough:
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 14 tablespoons cold butter, diced
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten with 2 tablespoons cold water
  • Filling:
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 pounds baking apples like Golden Delicious, Cortland, or Mutsu
  • 2/3 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling on pie
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Generous pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1. For dough: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, and salt. Cut butter into dry ingredients until it resembles coarse meal. Add egg and stir dough together with a fork. If dough is dry, stir in up to 1 tablespoon more cold water. Form into a disk, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate 1 hour.

  • 2. For filling: Place lemon juice in a medium bowl. Peel, halve, and core apples. Cut each half into 4 wedges. Toss apple with lemon juice. Add sugar and toss.

  • 3. Melt butter over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add apples, and cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves and mixture begins to simmer, about 2 minutes. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until apples soften and release their juices, about 7 minutes. Strain over a medium bowl and return juices to skillet. Simmer over medium heat until thickened, about 10 minutes. Toss apples with reduced juice and spices in a medium bowl. Cool completely.

  • 4. Divide dough in half and roll each to a 12 inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Tranfer to parchment-lined baking sheet and chill 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 375F.

  • 5. Fit a 9-inch pie pan with one dough circle. Trim to a 1/2 inch overhang and brush edges with egg. Mound in apple filling into pan and place second dough circle on top. Fold t nder of bottom edge; press to seal and crimp. Brush dough with egg and sprinkle with sugar. Prick top of dough in several places. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.

  • 6. Bake pie in lower third of oven and on a baking sheet until crust is golden, about 50 minutes. Cool on a rack.

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  • Calories: 500

  • Total Fat: 28 grams

  • Saturated Fat: 17 grams

  • Total Carbohydrate: 64 grams

  • Protein: 6 grams

  • Sodium: 100 milligrams

  • Cholesterol: 120 milligrams

  • Fiber: 4 grams

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