Homemade Apple Pie

My family was kind of upset that I didn’t make an apple pie for Thanksgiving, so I felt very obligated to make one for Christmas.  What would they do without me.

I made an apple pie for the first time a few years ago for Thanksgiving and I was amazed by how easy it is to make pie.  This was also one of the first baking projects I ever did, and I quickly realized that making baked desserts from scratch opens your eyes to how unhealthy they are.  So much butter and sugar!  Whatever–I’m going to keep baking anyway.

Now I admit, I haven’t tried making the pie crust from scratch yet because it’s just way too easy to buy it, but I will eventually give it a try.  I usually use the Pillsbury one or the Ralph’s brand one, but this year my aunt bought the one from Trader Joe’s.  I don’t know if I didn’t let it thaw enough or what, but this crust did not like me because it kept falling apart as I was arranging the lattice work.  So I personally recommend Pillsbury or the Ralph’s brand, but I’m still willing to give Trader Joe’s another chance.

I hope you love this recipe as much as my family does!  You can also try adding the apples directly into the sugar and butter mixture and cooking them down then using it as a filling for a cobbler or crumble or even on top of pancakes 🙂

Homemade Apple Pie
(makes 1 pie)

2 9-inch pie crusts
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
(or you can substitute cinnamon and nutmeg for 2 tsp Apple Pie or Pumpkin Pie Spice)
7 Granny Smith apples (peeled, cored, and sliced)
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp white sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.
  2. Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Gently pour 2/3 the sugar and butter liquid over the apples. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.  Cover with a lattice work of crust.  Pour the rest of the sugar and butter liquid over the crust.  Brush the top with milk and sprinkle with white sugar.
  3. Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.

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