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Buttery, flaky crust filled with soft, deliciously spiced apples and a crispy, sugary top. This Homemade Apple Pie will be your new favorite!
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Homemade Apple Pie

Buttery, flaky crust filled with soft, deliciously spiced apples and a crispy, sugary top. This Homemade Apple Pie will be your new favorite!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Dough Cooling Time4 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Apple Pie
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cold cut into thin slices
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 tablespoon vinegar

Filling:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 pounds Granny Smith apples peeled and cored

Instructions

Crust:

  • In a large bowl, whisk together all purpose flour, almond flour, salt, and sugar.
  • Cut butter into flour mixture (use a butter knife, pasty cuter, or food processor with pastry attachment 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 soft dough forms. You may not use all of the liquid. Note: I use an electric mixer fit with the dough attachment to do this. You can also stir with a large spoon.
  • Mold dough into a ball, cover in plastic wrap, and place in refrigerator for at least 4 hours
  • Once ready to use, divide dough in half. If the dough has been in the refrigerator for longer than 8 hours, you may need to let it sit for a few minutes before you roll it out.
  • On a floured surface, roll out one half of the dough to ~1/8 inch thickness. Press dough into a pie pan.
  • Roll out remaining dough on a floured surface and cut into about 1/2" strips to use to decorate top of pie.

Pie:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Peel and core apples. Place apple slices into a large bowl.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Once butter is melted, sprinkle flour over butter and stir until smooth.
  • Atir in vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, water, sugar, and brown sugar. Stir constantly until mixture begins to 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 together until well combined.
  • Pour apples and sauce into prepared crust. Use strips of dough to decorate top of pie. Pour remaining 1/3 of sauce over top of the 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 and the top of the pie is golden brown.

Notes

*I recommend that you have the lattice dough strips cut before you boil the filling as you want to work quickly once the mixture has boiled.