Oh, guys. Have I got an awesome apple pie recipe for you. Where most apple pie recipes call for white sugar only, I add some extra flavor by adding brown sugar too. At first glance, it might not seem like it makes much of a difference. But TRUST me, it gives it so much more flavor.
Ready to get started? Here’s what you need:
3 lbs. (6-8) Granny Smith or Fuji apples, cored, peeled and sliced
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 1/2 stick of butter (3/4 c. butter)
4 1/2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/3 c. water
3/4 c. granulated sugar
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. salt
1 refrigerated pie crust, top and bottom, or make your own (here’s a great recipe)
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- Peel, core and slice apples. Toss in lemon juice (it keeps the apples from browning) and set aside in a large mixing bowl.
- Melt butter in saucepan over low heat. Whisk in flour, 1 Tbsp at a time until the mixture forms a roux (a paste).
- Add water, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Bring to a boil for 3 minutes.
- Reduce temp and let simmer for 5-7 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Pour mixture over apples and mix well.
- Place one pie crust in the bottom of a lightly greased 9-inch pie plate. Pour the apple filling into the the pie plate.
- Make a lattice top (for instructions, click here) and cover the top of the pie. Pinch the edges of the crust with your fingers and cover with aluminum foil. This prevents burning.
- Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees without opening, and continue baking for 40 minutes.
- When there is 10 minutes left on the timer, remove the foil.
- The pie is done when the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.
- Allow pie to cool completely before serving.
You are going to LOVE how the house smells when your apple pie is cooking. Serve with ice cream, whipped cream or a slice of cheese (this old school combo gives it a savory-sweet flavor).
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