Incredible Apple Pie – Recipe Girl

Incredible Apple Pie - Recipe Girl

This recipe for Incredible Apple Pie will remind you very much of a delicious French apple pie.

incredible apple pie topped with crumb topping

There are a lot of reasons to bake an apple pie. The number one reason to bake an apple pie is when you have a bounty of apples! Do you live in a place where you can go apple picking in the fall? If so, then you’re lucky! If not, grab some apples anyway, and just bake this incredible apple pie. Bake it as a fall dessert, bake it for Thanksgiving or just bake it to enjoy it. Apple pie is a wonderful treat any time of year!

ingredients displayed for making incredible apple pie

Ingredients needed:

  • all purpose flour
  • salt
  • shortening
  • cold water
  • white sugar
  • ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • apples
  • brown sugar
  • butter

four photos showing how to make an apple pie

How to make an Incredible Apple Pie:

The complete, printable recipe is at the end of this post.

The first step is making the crust. You can use a store-bought crust, if you’d like- but homemade will be better! In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Add the shortening and cut it into the flour mixture using a pastry blender. The flour mixture should be in pea-size granules. Add the water, 1 or 2 tablespoons at a time, mixing well until a ball of dough forms.

Knead the dough gently using excess flour to keep it from getting sticky. Roll it out with a rolling pin on a floured surface. Place the dough in a 9-inch pie plate and crimp the edges. Set it aside.

Then make the apple filling. Preheat the oven to 300°F. In a large bowl, combine all of the apple filling ingredients and pour the apples and all the juices into the unbaked crust.

In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar and flour. Add the softened butter and mix it in with your (clean) fingers or a fork. When you get nice-sized bits of streusel topping, sprinkle it on the pie. Add a little extra butter in little chunks on top, if desired. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown.

apple pie with crumb topping

The buttery crumbs bake into the apples and help it turn out to be a fabulous topping for this apple pie!

apple pie with slice cut out of it

As you can see, there are plenty of apples in this pie. That’s another reason why it’s an incredible apple pie!

slice of apple pie on a plate

Slice, and serve when ready. It’s best if you can let the pie have a chance to cool completely to get a better cut. This pie can be made the day before serving. Just cover it and leave it at room temperature (or you can store it in the refrigerator, if you’d like).

slice of apple pie topped with scoop of vanilla ice cream

Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to the top of your slice of apple pie to create the best dessert ever. Enjoy!

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Incredible Apple Pie

This recipe for will remind you very much of a delicious French apple pie.

Recipe Details

Prep Time: 30 mins

Cook Time: 35 mins

Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins

Race: Dessert

Kitchen: American

Keyword: apple, apple pie, french apple pie

Services: 8 servings

calories: 509calories

Ingredients

CRUST:

  • cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 3 to 5 tablespoons cold water

APPLE FILLING:

  • ⅔ to 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 7 to 8 medium apples (peeled, cored and thinly sliced)

STREUSEL TOPPING:

  • cup packed brown sugar
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened

Instructions

MAKE THE CRUST:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Add the shortening and cut it into the flour mixture using a pastry blender. The flour mixture should be in pea-size granules. Add the water, 1 or 2 tablespoons at a time, mixing well until a ball of dough forms.

  • Knead the dough gently using excess flour to keep it from getting sticky. Roll it out with a rolling pin on a floured surface. Place the dough in a 9-inch pie plate and crimp the edges. Set it aside.

MAKE THE APPLE FILLING:

  • Preheat the oven to 300°F.

  • In a large bowl, combine all of the apple filling ingredients and pour the apples and all the juices into the unbaked crust.

MAKE THE STREUSEL TOPPING:

  • In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar and flour. Add the softened butter and mix it in with your (clean) fingers or a fork. When you get nice-sized bits of streusel topping, sprinkle it on the pie. Add a little extra butter in little chunks on top, if desired.

  • Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown.

Ratings

  • For best results, use a mix of Granny Smith, Jonathan and Pippin apples.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, calories: 509calories, Carbohydrates: 77g, protein: 4g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Trans Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 218mg, Potassium: 228mg, fiber: 5g, Sugar: 42g, Vitamin A: 349UI, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 27mg, Iron: 2mg

Incredible Apple Pie

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