For this month’s (see what I did there?) recipe my sister, her boyfriend Ed and I made apple pies! It was our first time making pies so our measurements on the crust were a bit off BUT the result was still delicious and it was a very easy recipe!

CRUST

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsalted butter – chilled, cut into tablespoon-size pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 7 tablespoons ice water
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

Directions

Combine flour, salt, and butter in a food processor. Pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs, about 10 1-second pulses. Stir water and vinegar in a small bowl. Pour half the ice water and vinegar mixture into the flour and butter mixture. Pulse to combine, about 3 (1-second) pulses. Pour in remaining ice water and vinegar mixture. Pulse until mixture just starts to come together, about 8 (1-second) pulses.

Turn dough out onto a wooden surface, pat into round shape and divide in half. Form each half into a disc about 5 inches wide.

  

Wrap each disc in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes until ready to use.

FILLING

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 8 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and sliced

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.

Place the bottom crust in your pan.

  

Fill with apples, mounded slightly.

 

Cover with a lattice work crust.

 

Laura’s (left) went for a traditional pattern, but Ed (right) went for a more abstract one!

Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.

 

Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.

Enjoy!! They taste amazing with some cinnamon on top and vanilla ice cream on the side. Just like this:

Crust recipe from allrecipes.com

Filling recipe from allrecipes.com