The Best Apple Pie Recipe
My husband has made this particular recipe SO MANY times, and it is a HIT! He even makes the pastry from scratch … did I mention this man is amazing!!! This is not my normal recipe type of post that I do, but that’s because this is 100% not my recipe.
The recipe for the Apple Pie AND the Pastry is on the Food Wishes website. Chef John has some great videos, which are easy to follow and quite funny! Although for this particular recipe, he calls pastry “pie dough” … bloody Americans!! 😛
Phil makes the pastry about an hour or so before he makes the actual pie – this is to ensure it spends enough time in the fridge to cool down.
One thing he has said time and time again is “people don’t realise how easy it is to make pastry”. And it is true. There are only 5 ingredients in it, and the major player is butter. If Phil can do it, so can you!!!
INGREDIENTS (Apple Filling):
- 6-8 baking apples we used Granny Smith (green) apples
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3 tbsp cornflour
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose white flour
- 1 cup ice cold butter, cut into 5cm pieces
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 7 tablespoon ice water
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
DIRECTIONS (Apple Filling):
Again, this recipe is 100% from Food Wishes.
If you are making this for dinner, Phil recommends cooking it a bit in advance as it takes quite a while to cool down enough to eat. Same goes for if you are taking it to someone’s place – cook in advance so that the hosts only have to reheat it. Serving it with vanilla ice cream or cream (or both!) makes it absolutely delicious.
Everyone who eats this will LOVE it.