Best apple pie, step by step

Apple pie

We love this apple pie recipe. I made a “rushed” post in the past but this time I’ll give you step by step instructions and photos. Not that it’s hard to make but we  had fun taking photos of  the process. This is one of the recipes that my daughter loves and knows how to make. I only help with the dough.


Ingredients for the crust

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (I used whole wheat)
  • I teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons shortening
  • 6 to 8 tablespoons ice water

Ingredients for the filling

  • 5 golden apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

How to make the crust: In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar, and salt. Cut in the softened butter, shortening, and ice water. Use a dough cutter or your fingers.  Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let it stand in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

How to make the filling:  If you want to prevent the apples from losing their color you can dip the peeled slices  momentary in a  water with lemon juice. In a bowl, mix the  apples with the sugar, cinnamon, salt, flour,  vinegar, and raisins.  Like in the photo below.

How to put the pie together: Take the dough out of the refrigerator and cut it in two. Flour a flat surface lightly and using a rolling pin, roll the dough flat and round, big enough to cover the pie pan. Place the dough in the pan carefully. Add the apple filling.  See photo below.

Using a rolling pin, flatten the other half dough in a round shape and cover the pie. Use a fork to pinch the dough at the edge of the pie pan.

Cover the rims of the pan with aluminum foil to protect the dough from burning. Bake at 400F for about 50-60 minutes. Let it cool off and serve.

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