How to Make Old-Fashioned Apple Pie
This holiday season use this perfectly spiced old fashioned applie pie recipe. This all American dish will be the perfect end to any family gathering.
-Hi. It's Miranda with recipe.com. And today I'm gonna show you how to make an old-fashioned apple pie. Now this quintessential American dish is bursting with pleasantly tart apples and is perfectly, perfectly spiced. And it's so easy to make. So let's get started. I have our ingredients all laid out here. We're going to start with 6 cups of thinly sliced peeled tart apples 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup of packed brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of brown cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of brown nutmeg, just a dash of ground cloves, and then also 1 tablespoon of butter or margarine. I have butter here. Now I also have the pastry for our double-crust pie that we're gonna make. So I have those ingredients laid out too. That will come separately but I wanted to show you everything that we'll have. So for that, we're going to do 2-1/4 cups of all-purpose flour, 3/4 teaspoon of salt, 2/3 cup of shortening, and a total of 6 tablespoons of cold water. So to start, we are going to put our apples in this large bowl here. And we're going to toss with our lemon juice. So just give this a nice beautiful toss. The lemon juice will keep this from browning while we prepare the rest, so let's just set this to the side. And in here, we're going to put the sugar, the flour, the brown sugar, cinnamon nutmeg and my cloves in here. So now we're just gonna mix these together until it's nicely combined with little clumps of anything just kind of you know, you can use a wooden spoon and just gonna kind of smoosh those down, keeping any little clumps in here. Now let's combine these 2 together and toss and mix. This can hang out to side while we get started on our pie crust today. Okay. So now let's get started with our crust. So we're going to take our flour, add in our salts, give that like a nice little mix Now, we're gonna add in the shortening. And you could either use like a little this tube under here or you can just use these 2 knives like this and we're just going to cut the shortening into the flour until the entire mixture just makes like little pea-size crumbles. So we're just gonna keep at this, mixing and mixing until we have those pea-size crumbles and then I'll tell you what to do next. So now we're gonna grab our 6 tablespoons of cold water and we're just going to do about 1 tablespoon at a time. So you're just gonna fork it in kind of like toss with a fork. And just sort of push that to the side and we're just gonna keep going until all of the dough is nice and moist and we have perfect ready-to-roll-out dough. So my dough is all I've done and I've split it into kind of 2 equal parts. So we're gonna put this one to the side because that will be the top of my pie. This is going to be the base of my pie crust. So I'm gonna roll this out now, about 12 inches in diameter. Now you could certainly use a regular like rolling pin, but if you don't have one of those, or if you just wanna just get superfun with it, you can always use a wine bottle. So, if you don't, you know not everybody bakes a lot, not everybody has a rolling pin. So if not, just use this little wine bottle. Same thing. So I'm gonna roll this out now, 12 inch in diameter. And once I'm all done, we'll come right back and we'll put it in the pie plate. So we're gonna treat to this to our pie plate. So just lift this up gently. Okay. Fork that in. So if you have any excess like overhanging edges, just trim those with kitchen shears. I didn't say I'm good to go. Let's pour the apple mixture in here. Look how beautiful this is, all cinnamony and sugar yummy, yumminess. Oh my gosh. Look at that. They want to eat it already but I'm not going to. I'm going to wait and let it bake. Okay. So now, gonna evenly spread this out so everybody gets a super yummy piece. Okay. And we're just gonna dot this with that 1 tablespoon of butter that I have. So I'm just gonna, just grab my fingers and just dot, dot, dot. This will keep it nice and moist. Okay. All yummy, buttery, delicious. Okay. Beautiful. Now we're going to make the top part of our crust. So set this off to the side and we're going to do same thing to this as we did to the first, pull it out about 12 inches in diameter and we'll back after I've done that. The last step is to flute it. So to do that, you're literally taking 2 fingers like this and you're kind of like squeezing them together and then using your other finger, four finger depression. So you're squeezing and sort of like pushing at the same time. And we're just gonna go around the edge and flute the entire edge and then we'll be right back. So I'm all done with fluting the edges and to prevent my crust from like overbrowning, I'm just gonna wrap the edges in aluminum foil. So I'm just gonna kind of cover, don't press down but you just wanna cover. And I'm gonna put it in the oven. It's completely 375 degrees. I'm gonna let it cook for 25 minutes. Remove the foil and then continue cooking for another 20 to 25 until it's nice golden brown and cooked. So we're gonna pop it in the oven and we'll come back when it's all cooked and ready to serve. Okay. So our apple pie is out of the oven and you guys should smell this. Like if we could just bottle the smell and sell it I think we would all be millionaires. You could serve this warm of course. Sprinkle with a little bit of shredded cheddar cheese and it will be so tasty delicious. The combination of the sweet, sweet apple pie with the kind of cheddar into really delicious pairing. So you did it. Now you know how to make perfectly delicious homemade old-fashioned apple pie. 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