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This apple pie recipe is as close to perfect as a traditional apple pie can get. It is easy to make and all of the ingredients are available all year round. There a a couple of 'secret' apple pie maneuvers in this recipe that make it great. People will rave about how your pie was tasty, the filling was firm and you could taste each apple.
"Very good pie...really delicious! The filling had great consistency, not too runny nor too gooey and the spice blend was really good. Precooking the apples separately allowed for full control of their texture. I followed the recipe as is except I used my own all butter pie crust and blind-baked the bottom crust to ensured that it would be crisp and flaky all the way through."- sgrishka
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Peel the apples and slice into 1/3 inch think slices.
Bring the water and butter to a gentle boil.
When all butter is dissolved add all of the apple slices to the water and simmer for five minutes.
Lower heat to a gentle simmer and add cinnamon, cloves, salt and nutmeg, stir well.
Continue to simmer until apples are soft and lightly browned, about 6-7 minutes.
Add sugar and stir well. Continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Add flour and stir well until all flour is distributed. Remove pan from heat.
Allow mixture to rest for 5 minutes.
Roll out pie crusts and place first crust in 9 inch glass pie plate.
Gently fold the apple mixture a few times to release steam and then spoon it into the pie crust.
Fill the crust with the apple mixture.
Add the top crust and pinch edges to seal. Make three 2 inch slits in top crust to release steam.
Tent loosely with foil and place in 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.
Remove the pie from the oven but do not turn off the oven.
Use a pastry brush to paint the top of the pie with the beaten egg white. Sprinkle the top with the Demerara sugar and return the pie to the oven uncovered.
Continue to bake until the pie top is browned, turning if necessary to brown all sides evenly.
Remove the pie from the oven and let rest for at least 2 hours before cutting (this rest ensures that your filling will hold together very nicely when cut and not slide around).
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mariannebonannomeyer 1 month agoThis pie came out great. Very tasty I would make it again.
jwizardtree 2 months agoNot a bad taste , however I would change the name of this recipe to applesauce pie...this is not how to make a good apple pie.
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TeeganM 3 months agoMy favourite recipe :)
BillyBaroo 9 months agoNot too sweet but allows the flavor of the apples to come out. When preparing in the pan I really thought that there was going to be too much liquid. Even when it was put in the crust I did not have much faith. I was completely wrong. This pie cooked up beautifully and tastes great. I will make it again.
serenarother 11 month agoLOVED this! Made this with my husband, who was initially skeptical. However, when it was done, he was a convert!
Dayto2c 1 year agoI am not sure if it was the type of apple, but i ended up with applesauce. Sounded like a great recipe but a disappointment. I'm glad i made a test pie before i served to company.
silvermanshera 1 year agoeasy and wonderful to Make. taste great
Imjusteb 2 years agoThis did NOT disappoint!
Hodgepodge4 2 years agoFlour didn't mix. Not very sweet. Didn't really like it. A bit disappointed.
niksujoksu 2 years agoi somehow managed to make apple porridge out of the apples and the flour even when i boilet the apple slices only about 7 min total... now it's in the oven, we'll see how the taste turns out with so little sugar. also i can't understand people why you use some store crust? making it yourself gives the pie much fresser taste!
Rogueausa 2 years agoToo much nutmeg and not sugary enough.
Henrik45 3 years agoSuper easy and treat tasterturet, hut don't buy ready dough, the dough is so easy to make, you can find a recipie on big oven Rgds. Henrik
cuda2388 3 years agoSo easy and so good. This recipe will make you look like a kitchen pro. Little effort maximum results. I will make again
AmyinBreck 3 years agoThe filling is delicious. Thank you.
Mhutch7338 3 years agoI am not really a baker so I don't like recipes to difficult. I found this one very easy to follow and quick. My apple turned out great and the family loved every last little bit. Definately would recommend this recipe. Yummy!
Ericruff 3 years agoI like very much the technique of pre-cooking the apples; it solves the problem of the apple slices in the center being too crunchy while the slices near the edge being overcooked which can happen with raw apple slices put right into the crust. The consistency is quite even with this recipe and controllable. My only nitpicking is the with the spices; I don't find cloves appropriate in apple pie; in fact I find even nutmeg distracting, though many recipes call for it. Rather I would go for a full tsp of cinnamon. Of course this is the epitome of a matter of "personal taste." On the whole, however, I find this approach to apple pie to be eye-opening I will continue to use is from now on. Wonderful!
sgrishka 3 years agoVery good pie...really delicious! The filling had great consistency, not too runny nor too gooey and the spice blend was really good. Precooking the apples separately allowed for full control of their texture. I followed the recipe as is except I used my own all butter pie crust and blind-baked the bottom crust to ensured that it would be crisp and flaky all the way through.
chefhoward76 4 years agoThis is a wonderful apple pie recipe! I followed directions exactly and used a wide variety of apples. I did make a pie crust from scratch but the filling was excellent. Very easy. Very tasty. I highly recommend.
HungryKitten 4 years agoThe secret here is pre-cooking the apple mixture. Many recipes use raw apples in the crust. This apple pie secret creates a perfect consistency with well distributed flavor that is not too wet or doughy. You can expand this recipe by adding cheddar cheese on top instead of the Demerara, add cranberries to the apple mixture at the beginning when boiling the water, walnuts can also be added. [I posted this recipe.]