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.
- ½ cup flour
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 gratings nutmeg
- ½ 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
- Egg Wash: 1 egg white mixed with 2 T of water
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Slice apples in ½ 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 sugar 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.
Whether you are Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, or Vegetarian, 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!