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Best Old Fashioned Apple Pie

This is a classic Old Fashioned Apple Pie. Use both tart and sweet apples and the most flavorful ones that you can find. This recipe is sized for a 9” Deep Dish Apple Pie. For information on Art of the Pie Workshops and Pie Camps, please visit http://artofthepie.com
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Sweet Pie
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Kate McDermott-Art of the Pie ®

Ingredients

  • 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 tablespoon apple liqueur like Calvados or Caramel Apple optional
  • 1-2 teaspoons butter chopped into little pieces
  • 1 recipe double crust pie dough

For the Egg Wash

  • 1 egg white mixed with 2 T of water

Instructions

  • 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. ;-)

Notes

Heritage or Heirloom Apples are those that are regional to specific areas and are many times grown by small farmers and then brought to farmers markets. You can also use a good mix of apples from your local grocery. I like to use both sweet and tart apples in a pie for flavor. If peels bother you, remove them.