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Apple Pie

Nothing beats a homemade apple pie!
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Course: Dessert
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Ina Garten | Martha Stewart


  • For the filling:
  • 4 pounds Granny Smith apples peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash
  • 2 teaspoons demerara sugar
  • For the pastry:
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter chilled and cut into small pieces
  • ¼ to ½ cup ice water


  • For the pastry: In the bowl of a food processor, combine flour, salt, and sugar. Add butter, and process until the mixture resembles coarse meal, 8 to 10 seconds.
  • With machine running, add ice water in a slow, steady stream through feed tube. Pulse until dough holds together without being wet or sticky; be careful not to process more than 30 seconds. To test, squeeze a small amount together: If it is crumbly, add more ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  • Divide dough into two equal balls. Flatten each ball into a disc and wrap in plastic. Transfer to the refrigerator and chill at least 1 hour.
  • For the filling: Meanwhile, mix together the apples, lemon juice, sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice in a large bowl. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface until it is big enough to line a 10-inch pie dish with a ½-inch overhang. Gently press into the dish. Fill with apple filling.
  • Roll out the second disc of dough until it is big enough to cover the top of the pie dish with a 1-inch overhang. Tuck the edge of the pastry under the edge of the bottom pastry and crimp together with your fingers or a fork. Brush with egg wash, sprinkle with the demerara sugar and cut 4-5 slits in the pastry.
  • Place on an oven tray and bake for 1 to 1 ¼ hours, until crust is golden. Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream.