Recipe: Cinnamon Apple Pie

I’d written this recipe about 5 years ago and posted it online in a couple locations. I promptly forgot about it and lost my hard copy. Then, about three weeks ago, I received an email from one of those online locations noting that a few someones had ‘favorited’ my recipe. Lo and behold – I recovered my all time favorite dessert.

1 Crust
2 cupsall-purpose flour
1 teaspoonsalt
1 tablespoonSugar
6 tablespoonsButter
6 tablespoonsshortening
6 tablespoonsice water
1/2 teaspoonNutmeg
1/2 teaspoonCinnamon
1 Filling
4 largeCrisp Apples; Peeled
1 cupSugar
2 tablespoonsFlour
1/2 teaspoonCinnamon
1/4 teaspoonSalt
1 tablespoonCider Vinegar
1 tablespoonLemon Juice
1/2 cupBrown Sugar

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Pie Preparation

First Step: Mixing the Pie Crust Ingredients

Warm the butter in the microwave until it is soft, but not melted.

Mix in a large bowl:

2 cups all-purpose flour

I teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon sugar

Then cut in using the dough blender:

6 tablespoons butter

6 tablespoons shortening

6 to 8 tablespoons ice water

1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon


Wrap Pie Crust Dough

Second Step: Chill the Pie Dough

Wrap your pie crust in plastic wrap. Then place in refrigerator for 20 or more minutes, while you make the pie filling.

First Step: Slice Apples

Peel and slice your apples.

Soak them in water with a tablespoon of lemon juice. This will prevent the first apple cut from.


Apple Coating for Pie

Second Step: Mix Filling

Mix in large mixing bowl:

1 cup sugar

2 tablespoons flour

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon vinegar


Apples and mixture

Third Step: Mix Apples

Now, drain the water off of the apples and mix them with the spices.

All Finished!


Now that you have finished the filling, it is time to assemble your pie.

First Step: Cut

Now that your pie crust has had plenty of time to cool, divide it into two, equal halves.


Rolling Pie Crust

Second Step: Rolling Pie Crust

Roll one of the balls of pie crust out until it is around 1/8th of an inch thick.


Crust in Pie Pan

Third Step: Putting Crust in Pie Pan

Once you have rolled out the dough, wrap it around the rolling pin and unroll it onto your pie pan.

Once you have shaped it to fit the inside of the pan, take a fork and poke holes in the bottom of the crust. This will let the steam out as the pie bakes.


Filling pie with apples

Four Step: Filling Apple Pie

Dump all of the apples in the pie. Place about 4 chunks of butter and four spoons of brown sugar on top of apple filling. This will give the filling rich flavor.


Cover Filling With Crust

Fifth Step: Putting Top Pie Crust On Pie

Ok, we’re almost done!

Roll out the remaining pie dough and place it on top.


Edge of Crust

Six Step: Forming Edge of Pie Crust

Create a pattern around the edge of the pie by using the back of a knife.


Apple Pie

Let’s bake Our Apple Pie!

hint: Poking holes in the top of a pie usually keeps it from overflowing, but I find that this pie does better without them

First Step: Baking Apple Pie

Cut long strips of tinfoil and place them around the edge of the pie.

This will prevent the crust’s edge from burning while it bakes. You will want to take the tinfoil off about ten minutes before the pie is done. This way, the apple pie will have a golden brown edge.

Bake your pie at 400 degrees for 50-60 minutes.


Apple Pie

Second Step: Brush With Egg White

For a glossy effect, brush a small portion of egg white on top of the crust when you remove the tinfoil. Sprinkle a small amount of Cinnamon Sugar over the top of the egg white for a sweet, sugary kick to your pie.



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