Rustic Apple Pie | Timeless All-American Dessert
There’s nothing quite like the comforting aroma of a freshly baked Rustic Apple Pie, a true embodiment of the Timeless All-American Dessert. The perfect blend of buttery, flaky crust and tender, spiced apples captures the essence of homemade goodness that has graced countless family gatherings and celebrations.
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup ice water
- 6-7 medium apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Pinch of salt
- 1 egg (for egg wash)
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, granulated sugar, and a pinch of salt. Add in the cold, cubed butter and use a pastry cutter to blend until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Slowly drizzle in the ice water and mix until the dough comes together. Divide the dough in half, form into discs, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
- In a bowl, mix the sliced apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt. Toss until the apples are coated.
- Roll out one disc of dough on a floured surface to fit a 9-inch pie dish. Place the rolled-out dough in the dish.
- Fill the crust with the apple mixture, creating an even layer.
- Roll out the second disc of dough and place it over the apples. Trim any excess dough and crimp the edges to seal the pie.
- Beat the egg and brush it over the top crust for a golden finish.
- Make a few small slits on the top crust to allow steam to escape during baking.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the filling is bubbly.
- Allow the pie to cool slightly before serving. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the perfect finishing touch.
Prep time: 30 minutes
Yield: 1 9-inch pie
Indulge in the classic flavors of Rustic Apple Pie with its buttery crust and spiced apple filling. This All-American Dessert is a nostalgic treat that brings loved ones together.
Nutrition information: Calories per serving – 320 calories, Total Fat – 14g, Sodium – 150mg, Total Carbohydrates – 48g, Sugars – 28g
Savor each bite of this Rustic Apple Pie as you’re transported to a simpler time, where the joy of homemade desserts created cherished memories. Share this delightful treat with family and friends, and let the heartwarming flavors remind you of the timeless appeal of classic American baking.