John’s Apple Pie

Mr. Healthy loves apple pie. This week I was able to make him his first apple pie of the season! I will say that after he consumed his first piece he declared, “This year instead of a birthday cake… I would like two birthday apple pies!” He’s too cute (his birthday is actually Christmas!) Moving on, I can’t stand the amount of shortening called for in typical apple pie recipe. I decided to try my hand at just creating my own recipe for an apple pie + things turned out quite nicely.

John’s Apple Pie

  • Mix together dry ingredients: 2 cups all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon salt + 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
  • Using a pastry tool, cut in 1/3 cup + 1 Tablespoon shortening AND 1/3 cup + 1 Tablespoon margarine

  • Add 4 Tablespoons of cold (must be very very cold) water.
  • Using hands, form dough into two balls.

  • Place dough balls into refridgerator while making filling.
  • Slice, core + unpeel 6 medium baking apples — I used Gala (you probably have room for up to 8 apples, depending on size)

  • Add 1/2 cup sugar + 1/4 cup all purpose flour + 1 teaspoon cinnamon + dash of salt

  • Set apple mixture aside while you roll out first dough ball. (Make sure to flour the counter before you begin. I forgot on the first dough ball and had to start over — you don’t want this to happen because it makes the dough break easier!)

  • Add apple filling.

  • Roll out second dough ball as previously shown.
  • Set on top of pie + pinch edges.

  • Using a fork or knife poke air holes into the pie. Top with a sprinkle of water, followed by a sprinkle of sugar + cinnamon.

  • Bake at 425 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until edges start to brown. Ohh by the way, cover the edges with foil or use a handy edge cover (shown in next pictures).

  • Enjoy!!

John’s Apple Pie

Ingredients

Crust

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup + 1 Tablespoon shortening
  • 1/3 cup + 1 Tablespoon margarine
  • 4 Tablespoon VERY cold water

Filling

  • 6-8 medium baking apples
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all purpose baking flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash salt

Extras

  • Flour for counter
  • Sprinkle of water, sugar + cinnamon for top of pie

Directions

  • Mix together dry ingredients: 2 cups all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon salt + 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
  • Using a pastry tool, cut in 1/3 cup + 1 Tablespoon shortening AND 1/3 cup + 1 Tablespoon margarine.
  • Add 4 Tablespoons of cold (must be very very cold) water.
  • Using hands, form dough into two balls.
  • Place dough balls into refridgerator while making filling.
  • Slice, core + unpeel 6 medium baking apples — I used Gala (you probably have room for up to 8 apples, depending on size).
  • Add 1/2 cup sugar + 1/4 cup all purpose flour + 1 teaspoon cinnamon + dash of salt. Mix.
  • Set apple mixture aside while you roll out first dough ball. (Make sure to flour the counter before you begin. I forgot on the first dough ball and had to start over — you don’t want this to happen because it makes the dough break easier!)
  • Add apple filling.
  • Roll out second dough ball.
  • Set on top of pie + pinch edges.
  • Using a fork or knife poke air holes into the pie. Top with a sprinkle of water, followed by a sprinkle of sugar + cinnamon.
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until edges start to brown. Ohh by the way, cover the edges with foil or use a handy edge cover.

Have you made an apple pie for the season yet? What is your favorite kind of pie?

Comments

  1. 1

    I haven’t made an apple pie yet, but I did just finish eating a piece! My absolute favorite pie is the Dutch Apple pie from a local bakery: Mehaffie’s Pies. It is so rich and decadent, you really don’t even need ice cream (though who passes up ice cream…I mean, really?). Can’t wait to try this one!

    • 2

      Ohh I can’t wait to make a dutch crumb. I’ve never made one myself but my mom does an awesome job. I’ll be sure to post about it when it happens.. which it’ll be sooner rather than later since husband loves his pie!

  2. 3

    this is seriously gorgeous! i’m impressed…i get kinda skurred of pie dough… :)

  3. 4

    Thanks Heather! Don’t be skurrrred — pies are much easier to make than you think! They just take a little patience and TLC :)

  4. 5

    My very favorite pie is lemon sponge pie. My nana made the very best because when you took the first bite, it would make you puker and got you on the back sides of the tongue. Of course you have to use real lemon juice and rind to make this one.

  5. 6

    I always thought that making an apple pie was difficult, but that doesn’t look intimidating at all! Definitely don’t ask me to do that criss-cross (latticed?) crust on the top though, haha. I always just end up making apple crisp :)

  6. 7

    I’ve never made a pie from scratch but now I definitely want to! And omg, where did you get your oven mitts?!

  7. 8

    this looks awesome… I want pie Right Now…

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