Rustic Apple Pie Perfection



Rustic Apple Pie Perfection

Rustic Apple Pie Perfection is the epitome of comfort and nostalgia. With its flaky, golden-brown crust and sweet, cinnamon-spiced apple filling, this classic dessert brings warmth to any gathering.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 6-7 large apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp butter, for dotting
  • 1 egg, beaten, for egg wash
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar, for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt.
  2. Add the cold, cubed butter and cut it into the flour using a pastry cutter or your fingertips until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Gradually add ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing until the dough just comes together.
  4. Divide the dough in half, shape each half into a disk, and wrap them in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  5. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
  6. In a large bowl, combine the sliced apples, 1 cup of sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice. Toss to coat the apples evenly.
  7. Roll out one of the chilled dough disks into a circle on a floured surface. Transfer it to a 9-inch pie dish.
  8. Fill the pie crust with the apple mixture, dot with butter, and cover with the second rolled-out dough circle.
  9. Trim any excess dough and crimp the edges to seal the pie. Cut a few slits on top to vent steam.
  10. Brush the top crust with the beaten egg and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of sugar.
  11. Bake for 45-55 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.
  12. Allow the pie to cool for at least 2 hours before serving.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Rustic Apple Pie Perfection is a delightful dessert that captures the essence of fall. The flaky crust and spiced apple filling make it a favorite for any occasion.

Nutritional information (per serving): Calories 350, Fat 16g, Cholesterol 45mg, Sodium 200mg, Total Carbohydrates 51g, Dietary Fiber 4g, Sugars 27g, Protein 3g.

Rustic Apple Pie Perfection is more than just a dessert; it’s a slice of tradition and a taste of home. Whether you’re enjoying it on a crisp autumn day or as the grand finale to a holiday feast, this pie is sure to bring smiles to the faces of everyone who takes a bite.

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