Growing up, I spent a lot of time cooking and baking with both sets of my grandparents, and have really enjoyed making pies from scratch. I am so excited to share with you my apple pie recipe.
We have an apple tree in the back yard, and my family farm has a couple trees that give lots of apples in the fall, so I have found dozens of ways to cook and use them–but making an old fashioned apple pie has always been my favorite.
For this recipe, you will need 6-8 cups of apples, peeled and sliced into small pieces. I have a 16 slice apple slicer that I love to use.
For the pie crust, you can use a premade crust, or combine 1 3/4 cup flour, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, and 2 tbsp water to make your own crust.
To make the filling you will take the apples and mix in a bowl with 2 tbsp lemon juice, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup flour, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, and a 1/8 tsp salt.
Bake at 450 degrees for 20 minutes, cover the crust edges, and bake for another 20-25 minutes.
Some people really like a top crust, and if that’s you, you can use an egg wash to help get a golden brown color.
Glass baking dishes are prefered when making this pie. They do not need to be greased!
Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving 🦃