Last updated on January 7th, 2019 at 06:10 pm
Delicious Apple Pie Recipe
Finding the perfect apple pie recipe got a whole lot simpler! This delicious apple pie filling combined with a flaky pie crust, makes for an apple pie recipe you will be making again and again.
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Grab some of your favorite apples, and lets get started!
Apple Pie Recipe
Apple Pie Filling
5 granny smith apples*
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup butter, browned
pie shell (my recipe here)
Before you begin this apple pie recipe, pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Then, you will peel, core, and slice 5 granny smith apples. I used a Kitchenaid attachment as pictured below which really simplified the process. Apple prep is one of the main reasons why I don’t make apple pie much, but this little kitchen gadget really makes quick work of it!
After each apple is finished, place it in a bowl with some orange juice to keep the apples from browning, and cover until you are ready to use them.
In a separate bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. The combination of cinnamon and nutmeg really make this apple pie recipe all the better! Then, you will add the flour as it will help thicken the juices when baking. Whisk until evenly distributed.
Then, take the apples that were sitting in orange juice and drain them. You will then place the apple slices in a prepared pie crust.
What I like to do is add half the apples then sprinkle half the sugar mixture on top of the apples. Then place a the remaining apples on, followed by the remaining sugar mixture.
Finally, pour the browned butter evenly over the apple pie. If you have never worked with browned butter, its really simple to make but adds so much flavor to desserts. All you do is place a stick of butter in a small frying pan and heat over low heat. The butter will melt, and then start to foam before turning a amber brown color with bits in the bottom. Although it is a little more work, the addition of browned butter really takes this apple pie recipe to a new level.
You will then lay pie dough over the top of the apple pie. I like to cut slits into the pie crust before baking, but it is really up to you.
Then, place the apple pie on a cookie sheet to catch any boilovers and bake for 45 minutes. Half-way through the cooking time, you will want to rotate the apple pie. Also, keep an eye on the crust. I like to put aluminum foil lightly covering the pie when there is 15 minutes remaining to help prevent the crust from burning.
After baking, allow this apple pie to completely cool down before slicing it up! Hope you enjoyed this recipe. Let me know in the comments below. Also, don’t forget to pin this for later. Thanks!!
*For this apple pie recipe, if using sweeter apples (gala, red delicious, etc.) use 3/4 cup brown sugar
Delicious Apple Pie Recipe
This delicious apple pie recipe can be made with any kind of apples, but is especially tasty with granny smith apples.
- 5 granny smith apples*
- orange juice
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup browned butter
- pie dough for bottom and top of pie
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Then, slice and peel 5 granny smith apples. Then, place the apple slices into a bowl with some orange juice to prevent browning.
Next, combine brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and flour into a bowl and whisk. Then, set aside.
In a small frying pan, place 1 stick of butter. Let it cook on low until it starts to turn an amber brown color.
Drain the orange juice from the apple slices and place half of the apples into a prepared pie shell. Then sprinkle half the sugar mixture on top of the apples. Then add the remaining apples and sugar mixture.
Then, pour browned butter over the apple pie. Finally, you will lay a pie dough over the top of the pie and crimp the edges with your fingers. Bake for 45 minutes, rotating half-way.
*For this apple pie recipe, if you use a sweeter apple (gala, red delicious, etc.) only use 3/4 cup brown sugar.