This is a true American Classic... and it's Amazingly simple to make!Old Fashioned Apple Pie
What You Need:
4 cups Flour
1 ½ sticks Butter
(can substitute with 1 package Pillsbury Pie Dough)
3-4 lbs Macintosh Apples (the bag of little apples is great!)
1 cup Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
¼ tsp Nutmeg
1/3 cup Flour
1 Egg Yolk
1 tbsp Heavy Cream
The first and most important step is to peel, core, and slice the apples into ¼ inch slices. Next, place all the apples into a large bowl, and stir in the flour, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.
If making homemade crust, but the cold butter into the flour with a fork or food processor. DO this until crumbly. Next slowly drizzle the ice water into the dough until the right consistent. Flour your rolling space and prepare to roll out 2 14 inch rounds.
Grease your 9inch Pie Pan. Lay 1 of the 2 Pie crusts into the pan, being sure to lightly press on to the pie pan, but letting the edges lay over the edge. Pour the apple mixture into the crust. This will look like a lot of apples, and you can judge the filling by eye. You want the apples at least 1 ½ inches higher than the pie pan. The higher the filling the prettier the pie!
To top the pie with the remaining crust, you can do a variety of things. I recommend using a fall cookie cuter and making two cut out leaves. I then mirror those with the cut dough. You can weave the crust by cutting 1 inch thick strips of dough, and alternate over under to make the basket look. Or you can make simple slits. Either way, you will first need to brush water over the bottom crust edge (lightly) then cover. The water will make a seal. Tuck the pie curst underneath itself to insure the seal is made.
Chill 30 minutes. The last step is to brush the glaze over the pie crust. This will help make a golden shine once the pie is complete.
Bake at 375 degrees for 45-50 minutes. If the crust starts to brown too quickly, lightly cover with foil. This will prevent burning. Remove from oven and let cool completely before serving. I like to make this 1 day in advance. Enjoy!
Happy Holiday Baking!!