Homemade Apple Pie – Deliciously warm and sweet homemade apple pie. A traditional, comforting autumn recipe favourite!

Homemade Apple Pie | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

Homemade Apple Pie | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

Apple pie is one of my family’s favourite autumn recipes, and I can’t believe I haven’t posted an apple recipe yet! So, today I bring you my warm and sweet Homemade Apple Pie. The filling is spiced with a mix of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, making this pie extra comforting. I have also spiced the homemade pastry with a little cinnamon, too.

Homemade Apple Pie | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

Homemade Apple Pie | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

For the pastry recipe, I have used butter and vegetable shortening for an extra flaky pie crust. Butter for flavour, and shortening for tender flakiness. Make sure the butter, shortening, and water used in the pastry are very cold, and keep your pastry, once made, as cold as possible, too. This helps prevent the fat from melting before baking, which will result in a tender, flaky crust. This also helps prevent shrinking of the crust, too!

Homemade Apple Pie | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

Homemade Apple Pie | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

Enjoy!

Yield: One 9-inch pie

Homemade Apple Pie

Deliciously warm and sweet homemade apple pie. A traditional, comforting autumn recipe favourite!

30 minPrep Time

50 minCook Time

1 hr, 20 Total Time

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Ingredients

    For the Pastry
  • 3 cups (375g) plain/all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup (100g) shortening or lard, chilled and cubed
  • 6 tablespoons ice cold water
  • For the Filling
  • 5 - 6 cooking apples, cored, peeled, and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup (100g) light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (30g) plain/all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon milk

Instructions

    For the Pastry
  1. Using a food processor, add the flour, salt, and cinnamon and pulse to mix together. Add the cold butter and shortening, and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs with pea-sized pieces of fat left. Add the water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and pulse until the dough begins to form large clumps. Bring together with your hands, then cut the dough in half, and shape into 1-inch thick round discs. Wrap both in clingfilm, and chill for 1 hour.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one of the dough discs to line a 9x2-inch round pie dish. Lightly press into the pie dish, making sure not to stretch. Cut off the excess pastry and shape as desired. Chill until ready to use.
  3. For the Filling
  4. Gently stir together the sliced apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt, and vanilla extract until combined. Set aside.
  5. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
  6. Spoon the filling into the pie crust, and discard any leftover juices.
  7. Roll out the other dough disc to a 12-inch circle. Using a pastry wheel, or sharp knife, cut out strips about 1-inch wide. Carefully thread the strips on top of the pie, over and under one another. Press the edges into the bottom crust to seal. Cut off any excess pastry. Lightly brush the top of the pie with the egg mixture and sprinkle with a little sugar, if desired.
  8. Bake for 45 - 50 minutes until the apples are tender and the crust is golden brown. After the first 30 minutes of baking, cover the edge of the crust with aluminium foil to prevent excessive browning, if needed.
  9. Allow to cool on a wire rack for at least 3 hours before serving to let the filling thicken up.

Notes

Leftovers can be stored, covered tightly, in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Baked pie freezes well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.

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Homemade Apple Pie | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

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21 Comments

21 Comments on Homemade Apple Pie

  1. Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat
    September 9, 2016 at 5:10 pm (4 months ago)

    I’m so glad to see a fruit pie on your blog! That crust looks so flakey and amazing!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      September 9, 2016 at 5:23 pm (4 months ago)

      Thanks, Shelby! 🙂

      Reply
  2. Vanessa @Vanessa Baked
    September 9, 2016 at 11:13 pm (4 months ago)

    Fresh apple pie is always a good idea. Your crust looks beautiful with all those specks of cinnamon. 🙂

    Reply
    • Marsha
      September 10, 2016 at 6:07 pm (4 months ago)

      Thanks, Vanessa! 🙂

      Reply
  3. Amanda
    September 10, 2016 at 7:45 pm (4 months ago)

    It doesn’t get any better than homemade apple pie. This lattice is beautiful!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      September 10, 2016 at 8:10 pm (4 months ago)

      Thanks, Amanda!

      Reply
  4. Annemarie @ justalittlebitofbacon
    September 10, 2016 at 9:54 pm (4 months ago)

    Apple pie is my husband’s absolute favorite dessert this one looks a great one! I love the lattice you made. What exactly did you use to make the wavy edges?

    Reply
    • Marsha
      September 11, 2016 at 4:34 pm (4 months ago)

      Thanks Annemarie! I used Wilton pastry wheel. It has two different edge patterns for smooth and scalloped cuts 🙂

      Reply
  5. Tina
    September 10, 2016 at 11:27 pm (4 months ago)

    Beautiful beautiful apple pie! I love the crust!

    Reply
  6. Sarah @ Champagne Tastes
    September 11, 2016 at 12:48 am (4 months ago)

    What a gorgeous pie! Apple is my dad’s favorite– I need to learn how to make it. Looks lovely!!

    Reply
  7. Julie | Bunsen Burner Bakery
    September 11, 2016 at 3:32 am (4 months ago)

    Beautiful pie! I usually stick to blueberry or cherry for my pie making, but I think I’ll have to try an apple pie this fall.

    Reply
  8. Platter Talkd
    September 11, 2016 at 3:47 am (4 months ago)

    Nice looking apple pie you have there. Love the lattice work and perfect for this time of year- apple season!

    Reply
  9. Linda @ Today She Loves
    September 12, 2016 at 12:59 am (4 months ago)

    While fruit pies are not my favorite, I can definitely see this as one of my boyfriend’s go-to pies that I’ll have to make this year.

    Btw, I love your recent photos with the purple background and treats! Gorgeous work.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      September 12, 2016 at 8:14 am (4 months ago)

      Thank you so much, Linda! 🙂

      Reply
  10. Demeter | Beaming Baker
    September 12, 2016 at 8:25 pm (4 months ago)

    So funny when it takes awhile to make a family favorite. I totally understand though–it’s like you want to do an extra amazing job, you know? From what I see, it’s clear that you NAILED it, Masha. I can’t even begin to describe how beautiful and perfect this pie is. I also absolutely love that you spiced the crust with cinnamon too! Baking genius as always. I hope you have a fantastic week! Seriously can’t wait to see more autumn-themed recipes from you! Pinning and sharing, of course! xo

    Reply
    • Marsha
      September 13, 2016 at 9:58 am (4 months ago)

      Thank you, Demeter! 🙂

      Reply
  11. Pat C.Wilson
    September 19, 2016 at 6:06 pm (4 months ago)

    it’s September – season of apple. so how could i miss this? 😀 your recipe makes me miss the days when i was young, i felt in love with a man. One day i made an apple pie and give it to him, with a small message ” you’re the apple of my eyes” . and then he said yes to my love confession. Now he is father of my kids LOL :))
    thanks for sharing this recipe, friend. can’t wait to try it out.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      September 19, 2016 at 8:50 pm (4 months ago)

      That’s so sweet! I hope you enjoy! 🙂

      Reply
  12. Sabrina Zaragoza
    October 9, 2016 at 4:07 am (3 months ago)

    Wow, nice design, Marsha. Love it. The pie looks tasty, too. I love the way you describe this recipe – sweet homemade apple pie. Yes, no food could smell like home as homemade food, right. Love your idea.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      October 9, 2016 at 10:30 am (3 months ago)

      Thanks, Sabrina!

      Reply

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