Perfect Apple Pie

Perfect Apple Pie

Ready in 55 minutes
4 avg, 21 review(s) 76% would make again

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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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7 apples; large, a mix of sweet and tangy varieties is best
2 cups Water
0.5 cup of all purpose flour
6 tbsp of Butter
1 cup brown sugar
0.5 tsp cinnamon
0.25 teaspoon ground cloves
1 pinch of Salt
0.5 tsp nutmeg; freshly grated if possible
1 egg white; beaten
2 tablespoons Demerara sugar
1 box prepared pie crusts; one crust for top and one for bottom or use your recipe for a fl

Original recipe makes 8



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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Pie ready to bake! photo by HungryKitten HungryKitten

Perfect Apple Pie, ready to eat. photo by HungryKitten HungryKitten

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easy apple pie photo by silvermanshera silvermanshera

Apple goodness! Really is the perfect apple pie. photo by leannacollins leannacollins

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My pie turned out great
Jemise 3 months ago
This pie came out great. Very tasty I would make it again.
mariannebonannomeyer 6 months ago
Not 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.
jwizardtree 6 months ago
Dadzooky 6 months ago
My favourite recipe :)
TeeganM 7 months ago
Not 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.
BillyBaroo 1 year ago
LOVED this! Made this with my husband, who was initially skeptical. However, when it was done, he was a convert!
serenarother 1 year ago
I 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.
Dayto2c 1 year ago
easy and wonderful to Make. taste great
silvermanshera 2 years ago
This did NOT disappoint!
Imjusteb 2 years ago
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