Crusty Apple Pie

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For crust:
2 cups All-purpose flour
¾ tsp Salt
2 tbsp Buttermilk powder optional
half an 8-oz package Cream Cheese
10 tbsp Butter cold
3 - 4 tbsp Water ice
For filling:
5 tbsp Sugar
1 tbsp Cinnamon
2 Apples medium-large fresh apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
⅛ tsp Salt
2 tsp Lemon juice
2 tbsp Butter cut in small cubes
For topping
2 tbsp Sugar coarse sparkling

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Crusty Apple Pie


This amazing Crusty Apple Pie is so simple yet extremely tasty with its apple and cinnamon filling and its sugar encrusted lid. I love apple pie – I could eat it all day, every day! It is real comfort food and this particular version is unbeatable!

Start by making pastry and placing it in the refrigerator to chill. Roll out one piece of pastry and line a baking dish with it. Fill with sugar, cinnamon, apples and butter. Top with a lid made from pastry. Coat the lid with milk and sprinkle with sugar. Bake the pie in the oven until golden brown on top and the filling is bubbling.

To make this Crusty Apple Pie, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Crusty Apple Pie


Make pastry


Place 2 cups of flour in a bowl and add 4 ounces of cream cheese, ¾ teaspoon of salt, and 2 tablespoons of buttermilk powder. Mix or pulse (if using a food processor) together until the mixture resembles evenly sized crumbs. Cut 10 tablespoons of cold butter into pieces and work it into the flour, leaving some visible pieces. Add 3-4 tablespoons of water and bring together. If it's too dry, add more water 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough holds together.


Divide and refrigerate


Divide the dough into two pieces, one slightly bigger than the other. Shape into disks and cover each one with plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.


Roll pastry


Remove the larger disk from the refrigerator and transfer it to a work surface. Roll it into a 13" circle. Place it in a 12" shallow pizza pan, or onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.


Prepare apple filling


Sprinkle 5 tablespoons of sugar and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon evenly over the pastry crust. Spread the apples out evenly over the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle with a dash of salt and a drizzle of lemon juice. Distribute little cubes of butter over the filling.


Make pastry lid


Remove the second piece of dough from the refrigerator, and roll it into a 12" circle. Place it over the apple filling. Bring the edge of the bottom crust over the lid and press it firmly to seal. Make a decorative crimp, if you like.


Coat lid with sugar


Brush the pastry crust with milk, and sprinkle with coarse white sparkling sugar. Cut a dime-sized hole in the center of the lid to allow the steam to escape.


Heat oven


Preheat the oven to 425 °F.




Bake the pie in the oven for 15 minutes before reducing the heat to 375 °F. Bake for an additional 25 - 35 minutes until the crust is golden brown and the filling starts to bubble up through the hole in the top.


Leave to cool

Remove the pie from the oven and leave to cool for about 1 hour until it reaches room temperature.



Serve large slices of pie with ice cream or whipped cream.

This Crusty Apple Pie is a delicious sugar-crusted apple pie. Please try this and if you do, come back and leave a comment to tell me what you think!

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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