Homemade Apple Pie. A buttery, flaky crust filled with deliciously spiced apples. This pie is perfect for any time of year.
In general, I’m not a big pie person. I just don’t care for pie crust. I like sweet things, and I find crust to be dry and generally un-tasty. Until this crust. This crust has changed my feelings on pies, entirely.
My husband doesn’t care much for desserts. I on the other hand look for excuses to make desserts. “Oh, you’re having a cookout for your family …. want me to make a dessert?” or, “Say, you’re having a party for your kid … want me to make the cake?” You get the gist. A couple of Thanksgivings back my husband said he liked homemade apple pie. I jumped all over that. No way was I going to pass up a chance to show my love with sugar and have an excuse to lick a dessert bowl. So, I started making apple pies, until this one was developed.
This pie is everything. The crust is not sweet, so it works well for the non-sugar obsessed like my husband, but has enough taste that sweet lovers like it too. The nutmeg gives it a taste that works for Thanksgiving or Christmas, while the freshness of the apples work well in Spring and Summer. In summary: everyday is the right day to eat this pie. Put some ice cream on top, and you will be in heaven.
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 cup unsalted butter cold and cut into thin slices
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1/2 tbsp vinegar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 3 tbsp water
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 3 pounds Granny Smith apples peeled and cored
In a large bowl, mix together all purpose flour, almond flour, salt, and sugar.
Cut butter into flour mixture (use a butter knife or pasty cuter to do this).
In a small bowl, mix together water and vinegar.
Gradually, about 1-2 tbsp at a time, mix liquid into flour until a dough forms.
Mold dough into a ball, cover in plastic wrap, and place in refrigerator for 4-8 hours.
Once ready to use, divide dough in half.
On a floured surface, roll one half of dough to ~1/8 inch thickness. Press dough into a pie pan.
Roll out remaining dough on floured surface and cut into about 1/2" strips to use to decorate top of pie.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Slice apples into thin slices (mandolin slicer works well for this). Place apple slices into a large bowl.
In a small sauce pan over medium heat, melt butter. Once butter is melted, sprinkle flour over butter and stir together.
Once well mixed, add vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, water, sugar, and brown sugar. Stir constantly until mixture comes to a boil.
Once mixture comes to a boil, set aside 1/3 cup of mixture use for top of pie. Use the rest of the mixture to pour over apples. Stir sauce and apples until well combined.
Pour apples into prepared crust. Use strips of dough to decorate top of pie. Pour remaining 1/3 of sauce over top of lattice and pie.
Bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees. Then, reduce temperature to 350 degrees and bake for another 40-45 minutes, or until apples are tender.
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