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Classic Apple Pie

Classic Apple Pie
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Here’s a pastry that will get you out of the bed in the morning! Chef Nick shows you how easy it can be to make a classic apple pie. This simple recipe will have your mouth watering all the way until the first bite. There’s nothing like the smell of freshly-baked apple pie to brighten up your day.

Get Chef Nick’s homemade crust recipe here.

Recipe
PRE TIME: 20 min
COOKING TIME: 1 hr
TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 20 min
4 SERVING
Ingredients:
  • 67 ea. Large apples, cored/peeled, sliced 1/4 inch
  • 1/2 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground allspice
  • tsp. Ground cinnamon
  • 1 ea. Lemon, zest/juice
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1/4 cup Ap flour, for step 3
  • 2 pieces Dough
  • 1 tbsp. Ap flour
  • 4 tbsp. Unsalted butter
  • 1 ea. Egg (for egg wash)
  • 2 tbsp. Milk (for egg wash)
  • 1 tbsp. Coarse sugar for topping
Directions:
Step 1
Step 1
1
Prepare homemade pie dough using my other video (link is available in the description box above) or thaw frozen, store-purchased dough. (two sheets)
Step 2
Step 2
2
In a large bowl, stir the apple slices, sugar, flour, lemon zest + juice, cinnamon, and allspice together until thoroughly combined. Set filling aside and preheat oven to 375F.
Step 3
Step 3
3
On a floured work surface, roll out one of the discs of chilled dough (keep the other one in the refrigerator). Turn the dough about a quarter turn after every few rolls until you have a circle 12-inches in diameter.
Step 4
Step 4
4
Carefully place the dough into a 9×2-inch pie dish. Tuck it in with your fingers, making sure it is smooth. Prick a pie crust with a fork. Spoon the filling into the crust and discard the leftover juices in the bottom of the bowl. Place 1-cm pieces of butter over top of the apple mixture.
Step 5
Step 5
5
Remove the other disc of chilled pie dough from the refrigerator. Roll the dough into a circle that is 12-inches diameter. Lattice the pie crust. Crimp or flute the edges to seal.
Step 6
Step 6
6
Lightly brush the top of the pie crust with the egg wash. Sprinkle the top with coarse sugar, if using.
Step 7
Step 7
7
Place the pie onto a large baking sheet and bake for 55-60 minutes. If the edges start browning too quickly, wrap lightly with foil.
Step 8
Step 8
8
Allow to cool at room temperature for 3 hours.
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