Hale Homemade Apple Pie Recipe

2018-09-25

Hale Homemade Apple Pie

When delicious Hale Orchard Fresh Apples are in season, there is nothing better than a fabulous homemade apple pie. This apple pie recipe includes a crust you can make from scratch, but you could easily substitute a ready-made crust from your favorite grocer. Either way, this apple pie will satisfy everyone, including the most serious apple pie lovers out there.

How to make Hale Homemade Apple Pie

Preparation Time: 1 hour.
Ready to serve in: 2 hours.

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¾ cup chilled butter (cut into 1-inch cubes)
  • 6 to 9 tablespoons cold water

Apple Pie Filling:

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar (packed)
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 Hale Orchard Fresh Apples (cored, peeled, sliced, and cut into ¼ inch thick slices)
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter (reserved)

Directions

Crust Preparation:

  1. Combine all of the crust dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well. Add the cold butter cubes and blend with a pastry whisk or mix with a fork until the entire mixture is worked into a coarse meal. Slowly add cold water one tablespoon at a time while stirring until the dough becomes moistened enough to form a ball.
  2. Divide the dough into two even-sized balls and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Once dough is chilled, roll one ball out on a floured surface to create a 12-inch circle that is evenly thick. Place the rolled dough into an ungreased pie pan and press into bottom and sides. Trim crust at pan edge if needed. Roll out the remaining dough ball into the same round 12-inch shape, and refrigerate on wax paper.

Filling and Pie Preparation:

  1. Combine all filling ingredients (except the reserved tablespoon of butter) in a bowl and lightly toss until apple slices are coated and ingredients are mixed well. Add apple mixture to pie crust in pan and spread evenly. Top the pie with the remaining piecrust and press edges together with a fork all the way around. Trim excess from edges if necessary. With a pairing knife, carefully cut four slits that are about 2 inches long in the piecrust center to vent. Brush crust top with the melted butter. Cover the crust edge with a strip of aluminum foil and bake in 400 degree preheated oven for 35 minutes. Remove foil, and continue to bake for about 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
  2. Remove from oven and allow the pie to cool for 25 to 30 minutes before cutting. Serve as is, with your favorite vanilla ice cream, or topped with a thick slice of cheddar cheese. Store refrigerated for up to one week.
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