Perfect Apple Pie

delicious comforting pie
Delicious comforting pie
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2 ½ cups plus 1½ tbsp All-purpose flour
1 tsp Salt
2 tsp Granulated sugar
2 sticks (8-oz) Unsalted butter cold, cut into tablespoons
½ cup Vegetable shortening cold solid
Water Ice
4 ½ lbs Apples Golden Delicious
Juice of 1 Lemon large
1 cup Brown sugar packed dark
¼ tsp Cinnamon
2 tsp Milk

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Perfect Apple Pie


Look no further as this is the Perfect Apple Pie recipe you have been searching for! Is there any pie more comforting than apple pie? I love this recipe – the homemade pastry crust is absolutely delicious and the apple filling is full of warming flavors.

Start the pie by making pastry. Chill the pastry in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or prepare in advance and chill for up to 48 hours. Roll out the pastry to line a baking dish and to make a pie lid. Prepare the apple filling and transfer to the pie shell. Top with the remaining pastry and pierce with a fork. Bake until golden brown. Serve wedges of pie with ice cream or whipped cream. Delicious! 

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

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Steps to make Perfect Apple Pie


Make pastry


Combine 2½ cups all-purpose flour with 1 teaspoon each of salt and sugar in the bowl of a food processor. Add 8 tablespoons butter and ½ a cup shortening. Pulse the mixture until it resembles small peas. Gradually pour in ⅓ cup of ice water and pulse until it comes together when squeezed in your hand. If it is too crumbly, add 1 tablespoon of ice water and pulse again.


Divide and refrigerate


Transfer the dough to a work surface and shape into a ball. Divide in two equal pieces and form into disks. Cover each disk with plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or for up to 48 hours.


Prepare the pastry


Lightly dusty a work surface with flour. Using a rolling pin, roll 1 disk into a 13-inch round ⅛-inch thick sheet. Fit the pastry into a 9-inch pie plate and trim the overhang to ½ an inch. Place the pie shell in the refrigerator and roll out the second disk into a 12-inch round ⅛-inch thick lid. Transfer the lid to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.


Prepare apple filling


Peel, halve and core the apples. Cut them into ¾-inch wedges and toss with the juice of a large lemon in a large bowl.


Caramelize apples


Melt the remaining 8 tablespoons of butter in a skillet over low heat. Stir in 1 cup of brown sugar. Add the apple wedges and turn to coat. Increase the heat to high and cook, while turning occasionally, until the apple is tender but not mushy.


Cool apples


Immediately transfer the apples and their juices to a rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle the remaining 1½ tablespoons of flour and ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon over the mixture. Toss gently until the flour dissolves. Place the baking sheet on a wire rack and leave the apples cool to room temperature for about 40 minutes.


Heat oven


Preheat the oven to 450 °F.


Assemble pie


Place the cooled apple wedges in the pie crust and drizzle any remaining juices over them. Moisten the pie rim with a wet pastry brush. Place the lid over the apples and press the rim to seal. Trim the lid to a ½ an inch overhang using scissors. Fold it under and crimp. Combine the remaining 1 teaspoon of sugar with 2 teaspoons of milk and lightly brush the top of the pie. Use a fork to pierce several holes in the top of the pie.




Bake in the oven for 25 minutes until the pastry is golden brown on top. If the pastry lid begins to brown too quickly, cover the edges with foil. Turn the heat down to 375 °F and bake for 20 minutes longer.


Leave to cool


Remove the pie from the oven and leave to cool for about 60 minutes until it reaches room temperature.



Cut into wedges and serve as it is, or with ice cream or whipped cream.

This Perfect Apple Pie is a delicious slice of comfort food. 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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