Homemade Apple Pie Recipe

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This delicious sweet apple pie is a great recipe to use during the apple season. There are so many great apples to choose from to make this homemade apple pie recipe. Choose one of your favorites and let us show you how to prepare apples for apple pie.
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Ingredients
  • 2 pie crust - 9
  • 6 cups Granny Smith apples, or any other pie apple that you prefer
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar - (adjust according to the sweetness of the apples)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
Container: 9
Directions
PREP
45 mins
COOK
1 hr
READY IN
1.75 hrs
  • Place the pie crust (homemade or store bought) in a 9" pie plate. Pat the crust into the bottom and around the sides. Note: This recipe calls for the pie to be microwaved for 5 minutes before placing in the oven so be sure to use a microwavable pie plate. If one is not available, you can use a metal pie plate but you will have to bake it longer in the oven. Microwaving helps prevent the bottom crust from becoming soggy.
  • Trim overhang around the edges to 1/4". Place crust in the refrigerator while preparing the apples.
  • Peel, core, and slice the apples. Place in an acidic water bath consisting of 1/4 cup of lemon juice to 1 quart of water. This will keep the apples from turning brown.
  • Combine the sugar, flour, tapioca, and salt together in a small bowl. Stir until evenly distributed.
  • Remove the pie crust from the refrigerator and lightly flour the bottom of the crust. This will help prevent the crust from becoming soggy.
  • Pour the apples into the crust and then sprinkle the sugar mixture evenly over them. Dot the butter evenly on top of the apples.
  • Moisten the edges all around the crust and then cover the apples with the top crust. Press lightly around the edges.
  • Trim the overhang so that it is just slightly longer than the bottom crust. Crimp the edges all around the pie to seal the crusts together.
  • Make several slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape as the pie bakes. Sprinkle the top lightly with sugar.
  • Place in the microwave, on high, and cook for 5 minutes. Then place in an oven preheated to 350°F. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until filling is bubbling and the crust is nicely browned.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool at least 30 minutes before serving. If served warm, the filling may still be a little runny. It will thicken as it cools.
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