Everyone loves an Old-Fashioned Apple Pie. In fact, when I ask people around the country what their favorite pie is, Apple is #1!
Here is the recipe for the one that I love to make for my family and friends and teach at my Art of the Pie® Workshops and Pie Camps. It is especially good when local heritage apples from the farmers markets are available and just bursting with flavor.
- About 10 cups heritage apples (skin on), quartered and cored.
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 gratings nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 1 tablespoon of an artisan style cider vinegar or fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1-2 teaspoons butter chopped into little pieces
- 1 recipe double crust pie dough
- 1 egg white mixed with 2 T of water
- Slice apples in 1/2 inch slices or chunk them up into pieces you can comfortably get into your mouth!
- In a large mixing bowl put all ingredients except butter and mix lightly until most of the surfaces are covered.
- Pour into an unbaked pie crust, mounding high and dot with butter.
- Roll out second crust and place on top; crimp edges with a fork.
- Cut vent holes.
- Paint with egg white wash.
- Sprinkle some extra sugar evenly on top.
- Pre-heat oven to 425F and bake for 20 minutes.
- Reduce heat to 375F and bake for 40 minutes longer.
- Cool for at least 1 hour before eating if you can. ;-)
I have created a number of pie doughs so that everyone can enjoy a piece of pie. I’m so happy to share these recipes with you here.
Be Happy, Make Pie!