This homemade apple pie with a buttery pie crust will knock your socks off! Not to mention, we add caramel sauce on top and give you step-by-step instructions for making the best pie crust possible. Butter Pie Crust can be a little harder to make, but it’s worth it.
- FOR THE DOUGH:
- 2 sticks Butter without salt
- 2-½ cups All Purpose White Flour
- 1 tbsp Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- ½ cups Water, Ice
- FOR FILLING:
- 5 Medium Braeburn Apples
- ⅔ cups Sugar
- ¼ cups White flour
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon Nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons Butter
- 1 Egg
- 1 teaspoon Sugar
For the dough:
Cut the butter into 1/2 inch cubes. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes.
Put the flour, sugar and salt in a food processor and pulse a few times to combine. Once the butter has been in the freezer for 20 minutes, add to the food processor and pulse 5-6 times. The goal is to mix the butter with the flour. Butter cubes should be no smaller than peas.
Move the flour mixture to a large bowl. Add water to the flour 2 tablespoons at a time. Mix with fork. We want to get to the point where if you take your hand and squeeze a handful of flour, it will stick together. For this one, he ended up taking 10 tablespoons of water.
Once done, divide the dough in half. Work each half until it sticks together fairly well and forms a disc. We don’t want the butter to be completely incorporated. If you need to add more water, you can do so, but only do so sparingly.
Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 20 minutes.
Add 3/4 cup sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg to a large bowl
For the filling:
While freezing, peel and thinly slice the apples. Combine apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Preheat the oven to 425ºF.
Take the dough out of the freezer and unwrap it. Roll out the dough. Place a pie crust in the bottom of a pie dish. Add the pie filling. Dot with butter. Add top crust and use fingers to pinch crust together. Cut off the excess dough – keep in mind that the crust will shrink a bit, so leave some room. Using a fork, crimp the two crusts together.
Beat the egg and brush the crust. Sprinkle with sugar. Using a knife, make four holes in the top crust. Cover with foil.
Bake for 35 minutes. Remove the aluminum foil. Bake another 5 to 10 minutes, checking every 5 minutes. Remove when it seems done. Let stand at least 2 hours before serving.