I love apple pie! When summer starts to wind down and everyone is screaming for pumpkin spice, I’m screaming for apple anything. Don’t get me wrong. I love pumpkins, but I’m crazy about apples! I have been craving an apple pie and thankfully we just had our fall church picnic early and it gave me the perfect excuse to make an apple pie.
Making an apple pie is so easy, most pies are, that there’s no reason that anybody can’t make one. Everyone can make a pie! If I can make a pie then you can too. The scariest thing is probably the crust, and if you’re really freaked out about making your own, then buy a premade crust. There is no shame in buying a premade. I’ve done tons of time and they are really good, so why not. If you want to make your own, I use Paula Deen’sPerfect pie crust recipe for this pie and it was a hit at the picnic.
I promise you one thing, the filling is so good, you’ll want to eat it out of the pot. You could put it on ice cream and it would be amazing! I think the main thing that makes my recipe a little different is that I add vanilla and I use two different apples. The vanilla really complements the apples and I like the sweetness of Pink Ladies with the tartness of Granny Smith. They make a great combination. I also peel my apples because I can’t don’t like the peeling on apples in a pie. Don’t even talk to me about putting cheese in apple pies!
This pie did not last long at the picnic, and I’m definitely going to have to make another to eat at home. I hope you really enjoy it. The time it takes to bake this pie is just an estimate. The time it takes to bake will depend on your oven, so watch your pie carefully and cover with tin foil if it starts to over brown.
An easy to make apple pie recipe.
- 6 large apples ( Pink Lady and Granny Smith) peeled, cored and sliced thin
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp water
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 count pie crust for top and bottom of pie
- 1 large egg
- 2 tbsp water
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Prep pie dough according to recipe or directions. Spray your pie pan and place the bottom pie crust in the dish. Set aside.
Peel, core and thinly slice apples. Put apples in a medium-sized bowl and mix with flour, salt, both sugars, and cinnamon to coat. Then pour into a saucepot with water and vanilla and stir. Cook on medium heat until apples are just starting to become tender. Pour into your pie dish. Top with additional pie crust.
How you top your pie with your crust is completely up to you and your creativity. I like cutting out lattice, but feel free to cover with the whole pie dough and cut slits.
In a separate small bowl, mix egg and water and whisk thoroughly. Take a pastry brush and brush the egg wash over the top of the pie. Then sprinkle with sugar.
Take a baking sheet and cover with tin foil and place a cooling rack in the baking sheet. This will catch any messes and keep the bottom of the pie dish clean in case any pie juices run out. Gently cover the edges of the pie with tin foil and bake for 15 minutes. Turn oven down to 350 degrees and bake till golden brown and bubbly. Approximately 1 hour. Remove the tin foil during the last 15 minutes of baking. Allow pie to cool and then serve with ice cream.