Let’s Bake! (Apple Pie Edition)

I haven’t baked anything new in a while, so here we are! I looked through my trusty Nerdy Nummies cookbook, and one of the basic recipes jumped out at me. I’ve never made Apple Pie before, and since we’re currently in between Fall and Winter, it felt appropriate!

Here’s what you’ll need:

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For the dough:

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 sticks cubed butter
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup water

For the filling:

  • 3 1/2 pounds Granny Smith apples
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp ground allspice
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice

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I had fun rolling the dough together. Mix together all the dry ingredients, then add a little bit of ice water until the dough gets to the right consistency. Then, separate the dough into two disks, and refrigerate for an hour.

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The filling was easy enough to make as well. Just cut up the apples and mix in all the flours, sugar and spices. Once it’s all mixed, add the lemon juice and mix it together again.

I love rolling out dough. It’s like playing with playdough again (which, I do fairly often at work anyway). So one of the disks, you want to roll out and place in the dish to be the base. Add in all the apple filling, then place the second dough on top. I have no idea how to do that cool pie edge crimp thing, but I tried. Add some slits on the top, and cover in egg wash to get the crust to go that nice golden brown colour. Bake it for around 15 minutes at 230 degrees, then for another 40 minutes at 180 degrees.

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I forget that the sun sets at 5pm now, so the lighting isn’t great in the photos from here on out. That being said, our house smelt so good while the pie was baking! Once it was out, we let it cool and then had a slice.

It was so good!! For my first go of making anything pie related, I’m really happy with how this came out! I would have spent more time trying to take better photos, but I really just wanted to eat pie!

What’s something you’ve baked recently?