A Slice of Joy: Homemade Apple Pie Recipe

A Slice of Joy: Homemade Apple Pie Recipe

Apple pie is the epitome of comfort food, evoking warm memories of family gatherings and cozy evenings by the fire. This homemade apple pie recipe is a slice of pure joy, with its flaky golden crust and perfectly spiced apple filling. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out, this recipe will guide you to create a pie that’s bound to impress.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ cup of unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 4-5 large apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour and salt. Add the cold, cubed butter and use a pastry cutter to mix until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Sprinkle 2-3 tablespoons of ice-cold water over the mixture and stir until the dough comes together. Form it into a ball, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Roll out half of the dough on a floured surface to fit a 9-inch pie dish. Place it in the dish and trim any excess dough from the edges.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix the sliced apples, granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice. Pour this filling into the prepared pie crust.
  6. Roll out the remaining dough and place it over the apples. Trim and crimp the edges to seal the pie.
  7. Brush the top crust with the beaten egg for a golden finish.
  8. Make several small slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 45-55 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.
  10. Allow the pie to cool for at least 30 minutes before serving. Enjoy your slice of joy!

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Homemade apple pie with a flaky crust and perfectly spiced apple filling.

Nutrition: Calories 320 | Fat 14g | Carbs 48g | Protein 2g

Apple pie brings people together, and this recipe is sure to do just that. Whether it’s a holiday gathering or a simple dessert to enjoy after dinner, the warmth and sweetness of this homemade apple pie will fill your heart with joy. Share this slice of happiness with your loved ones and savor the simple pleasures of life.

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