My hubby is a lover of all things apple. Every year for his birthday I make an apple pie from scratch for him. It has been my quest throughout our marriage to take my pie making game up a level each year. This year after he tasted this pie he actually had a tear in his eye. Success!
For the crust I found what I would consider one of the best pie crust recipes ever discovered. Click this link for the pie crust. I blended my pie crust ingredients in my Ninja blender on pulse. It was amazingly simple this way which is great for me since I HATE making pie dough. I then separated it into 2 equal parts and wrapped each one in plastic wrap. I let it rest for an hour. Then roll out one of the parts of dough and lay in a 2 inch deep pie dish.
10 apples of your choosing, red for a sweeter pie and green for a more tart pie
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup butter
1 egg white combined with 3T of water
1/8 cup granulated sugar mixed with 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
First peel, core and slice all of the apples. I use a potato peeler for all my apple. Next in a large bowl add all of the ingredients except the butter and toppings. Mix by hand until all of the apple slices are coated in the sugar and flour mixture. If your apples are extra juicy you may need to add more flour. Place the apple mixture in your prepared pie crust. Cut 1/4 cup of butter into small pieces and randomly place them on the apples.
Then roll out the top crust. I don’t worry about the shape of the top crust as long as it is an even thickness and can cover the top of the pie. Once you lay the top crust over the apples I use kitchen scissors to trim the edges. After the top crust has been trimmed I pinch the bottom crust and the top crust together with my fingers.
Cut 4-6 slits on the top of the pie to let the steam escape while baking. Then take your egg wash and brush lightly all over the top off the pie. Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture over the top.
Place the pie on a baking sheet and put in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for 60-90 minutes. Check every 30 minutes to make sure the edges of the crust aren’t getting too dark. If you notice the edges getting too dark remove the pie from the oven and cover the edges with aluminum foil then return to the oven.
Just try and let all of this deliciousness cool before grabbing a fork and digging in.