Granny Smith Apples

Classic Apple Pie.

Hi everyone!

I am loving this slightly cooler weather… I know that it is not much cooler but I will take it!!

A couple of weeks or so ago I got to go to Fort Worth just  for a couple of days to visit my family. I absolutely love visiting them and wish that I could go a lot more often. What did we do?? Baking of course!! I take any opportunity that I get to bake in my mums kitchen. There is so much space.. Even with my 11 month old nephew hanging from my legs! haha

Anyway, back to baking… we made a classic apple pie! one of my absolute favorites.. seriously who doesn’t love apple pie??

Recipe:

Crust:

–  1 1/2 cup – All-purpose flour ( plus a little extra for dusting)

– 1 Stick (8 tbsp) – Cold butter

– 1 Pinch- Salt

– 1 Tspn – White sugar

– 5 tspn- Ice cold water

– 1 – Egg

Filling:

– 6 medium- Granny Smith Apples (Peeled and sliced)

– 1 Cup – Brown sugar

– 3/4 tspn – Cinnamon

– 3 tspn – Butter

(I doubled everything as I made two pies)

Here are the steps in pictures! I am a very visual learner so hopefully this might help you understand everything a little better!

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 Method:

– Preheat oven to 450ºF.

– Place all sliced apples in a microwave safe bowl. Top with butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Microwave for 20 minutes, or until the apples are soft.

– In a food processor, add flour, cold butter, salt and white sugar. Mix until the ingredients are combined.

– Add enough water until it forms a ball. Cut the balls in half, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

– flour your counter and roll out your dough until it forms an circle that is large enough to fill your pie tin. Place in your tin.

– Drain the extra liquid from the apples and fill the pie crust.

– Roll the additional pie crust out and create your desired design. Place on top of apples.

– Brush the top with egg wash and sprinkle with white sugar.

– Bake for 45 minutes and enjoy!!

Yes I made two because its too yummy to just make one!

Yesterday I was on one of my daily Pinterest binges and found this article at http://www.bhg.com/recipes/desserts/pies/pies-from-scratch/?socsrc=bhgpin111013leafpie&crlt.pid=camp.ffOayXW9awjx with so many incredible sounding pies! I think that I am going to have to try that maple-pear pie… immediately!

Thanks for visiting!

– Charlotte.

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