Friday, September 13, 2013

Happy Friday + Homemade Apple Pie

In honor of the weather change here in Washington, I baked an apple pie.
Apple Pie is one of those deserts that just about anyone loves, served with vanilla ice cream you can't go wrong.
My favorite addition to this recipe is the lemon zest/juice, it gives it that extra tang!


  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  •  Pie Dough, your recipe of store bought crust, whichever you prefer     
  • 10 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 3/4 cup sugar, plus additional for pie top
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll out your pie dough into two 1/8-inch-thick circles. Flatten out, slightly larger than you pie plate. Press one of pastry the circles into the pie plate.
  2. In a large bowl, combine apples, sugar, lemon zest and juice, spices, and flour. Toss well. Spoon the apples into pie pan. Dab with butter, and cover with the remaining pastry circle. Cut several steam vents across top. Seal by crimping edges. Brush with the beaten egg, and sprinkle with additional sugar.
  3. Bake until crust is brown and juices are bubbling, about 1 hour. Let cool and serve with ice cream!!

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