Classic Apple Pie

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recipe by Rachel Lo whiskfulthinking.com

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    6hrs 30mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    8
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    499

This is the perfect classic apple pie recipe, with an easy-to-make, ultra-flaky crust adapted from Serious Eats, and the perfect filling. I've been making pies for many years now and my brother has always been happy to taste test in my search to find the best crust and filling recipes. This year at Thanksgiving we both agreed that the search was over! (For the Holiday Recipe Swap.)

recipe updated Jun 7, 2019

Ingredients

  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    1¾ cups
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar
    1 cup
  • Salt icon
    Salt
    1 tsp (6g)
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    1 cup
  • Water icon
    Water
    ½ cup
  • Apple icon
    Apple
    x 9 (about 1350g)
  • Ground cinnamon icon
    Ground cinnamon
    1 tsp (about 3g)
  • Nutmeg icon
    Nutmeg
    ½ tsp (about ½)
  • Tapioca starch icon
    Tapioca starch
    1½ tbsp
  • Salt icon
    Salt
    1 pinch
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    2 tsp (about 10ml)
  • Lemon juice icon
    Lemon juice
    2 tbsp (about 2)
  • Egg icon
    Egg
    x 1 (about 50g)

Tools

  • kCook icon Spatula
  • kCook icon Rolling pin
  • kCook icon Lightly floured surface
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Pie dish - 9"
  • kCook icon Medium bowl

Step preview

  1. Add all purpose flour, granulated sugar, salt and unsalted butter to a clean medium bowl
  2. Press quickly
  3. Add water to the dough
  4. Mix quickly until dough forms
  5. Transfer dough to lightly floured surface
  6. Knead quickly until mixture comes together
  7. Divide into halves
  8. Roll out quickly until 1/8" (5mm) thick
  9. Transfer half of pie crust to pie dish then set aside
  10. Roll out quickly until 1/8" (5mm) thick then set aside
  11. Add granulated sugar, apple, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, tapioca starch, salt, vanilla extract and lemon juice to a clean large mixing bowl
  12. Mix carefully until coated
  13. Transfer filling to pie dish
  14. Transfer half of pie crust to pie dish
  15. Brush with egg
  16. Bake until golden brown and let cool - 45 min, 190°C
  17. Let rest - approx 4 hr
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