Apple pie is a classic American pastry filled with apples and baked in a flaky crust.

Apple pie is an American favorite. Basic homemade apple pie recipe: Ingredients for Pie Crust: 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup cold, cubed unsalted butter 1 tsp salt One tablespoon granulated sugar 1/4–1/2 cup icy water

For Apple Filling: 6 cups peeled, cored, and thinly sliced apples (Granny Smith or sweet-tart mix) 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

Two tablespoons all-purpose flour Cut 1 tablespoon unsalted butter into tiny pieces Assembly: - 1 egg - 1 tablespoon milk or water Sprinkle more sugar on top. Instructions: 1. Make Pie Crust: a. Process flour, salt, and sugar. Pulsate to combine. b. Pulse the chilled, cubed butter into coarse crumbs.

c. Add ice water 1 tablespoon at a time and pulse until dough just comes together. d. Split the dough in half, shape each half into a disk, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for 1 hour. 2. Prepare Apple Filling: a. Mix sliced apples, granulated sugar, brown sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and flour in a large basin. Toss apples to coat. Step 3: Roll Out Pie Crust a. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).

b. Roll a pie crust disk to fit a 9-inch pie dish on a floured surface. Place the rolled-out crust in the pie dish. 4. Assemble the Pie: a. Fill the crust with prepped apple filling. Arrange tiny butter chunks on top. b. Roll and arrange the second pie crust over the filling. Trim excess and crimp edges to seal pie.

5. Bake: a. Prepare egg wash by beating egg with milk or water. Egg-wash and sweeten the top crust. b. Slit the top crust to release steam.

c. Bake the pie on a baking sheet to catch drips for 45–55 minutes until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.

6. chill and Serve: a. Let the pie chill for a few hours before slicing. It can be served warm with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy homemade American apple pie!

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