Apple Pie Recipe

Apple pie is an American tradition. This treasured dessert is a favorite year round, especially during the long winter months. Simple or gourmet, a good apple pie recipe will result in a great treat for friends and family, an end to a perfect meal. Apple pie starts with building the perfect crust for filling. Choosing the right sweet or tart apple is important for creating a delicious filling.

Perfect Pie Crust -
A good homemade piecrust makes any pie better. With practice, trusted pie crust recipes, and some tried and tested pie crust making tips and techniques, your apple pie creations will go from ordinary, to extraordinary. Delicious, flaky, crispy edged pie crusts are achievable every time you bake, if you follow some simple rules. Master the basics of piecrust making and every pie you bake will be a showpiece. Top your pie fillings with delicious and decorative piecrust variations using some simple techniques that result in eye-popping pies.

Apples -
Cortland, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Empire, McIntosh, Jonathans, Gala, Braeburn, Honeycrisp are great for pie baking. Visit the local produce stands and farmers markets to learn which local and regional apples are available and produce the best apple pies. Apples can be sweet to taste or tart. Combining more than one type of apple in your pies will create interesting new flavors and textures. For fancier pies, combine apples with other fruits such as quince, cranberries and pears. The possibilities are endless.

Apple pie is perfect any time of the day, any day of the year. present a growing collection of the best apple pie recipe. From simple to gourmet there are apple pie recipes for everyone. Whether you like your apple pie sweet or tart, soft or firm, juicy or dry, you will be able to make whatever type of pie you like best. Bake a perfect crust, fill it with delicious apple pie filling, and top it with your favorite garnish, whipped or ice cream.

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Featured Recipe
Apple Almond Deep Dish Pie
Ingredients -
Almond Crust:
1 1/2 cup Flour
2 tablespoon Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 cup Almonds, fine-ground
1/4 cup Unsalted Butter, cold cut in pieces
1/4 cup Solid Vegetable Shortening
1/8 teaspoon Almond Extract
2 tablespoons Cold Milk, or as needed

8 cups Apples, sliced and peeled
1/2 cup Sugar
3 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, cut in bits


Almond Crust:
Add flour, sugar, salt, ground almonds, unsalted butter, and vegetable shortening to large bowl. Cut together until dough is crumbly, pea size pieces.

Mix 1 tablespoon milk with almond extract. Stir almond mixture into dough. Gradually add additional milk until dough holds together.

Shape dough into ball. Flatten to disk shape, cover with plastic wrap, chill 1 hour or longer.

Add apple, sugar and butter to large mixing bowl. Spoon mixture into pie shell, mound apple mixture in center.

Preheat oven to 425 F.

On lightly floured surface, roll dough into 12-inch circle. Carefully place over filling. Flute piecrust edges. Cut 3 slashes in center of dough for steam to escape.

Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 F. Bake 40 minutes until pastry is golden and filling is bubbly.

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