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A Quick Recipe For Apple Pie For Your Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to come together and share in a celebration of life. It is also a time for food, drink, and good company.

This is why it is important to make your Thanksgiving table look amazing, so that you can have the best time with your loved ones.

While many people will be hosting dinner tables this season, turkeys are should not be the only thing that you need to prepare in order to have a successful dinner.

Why not make homemade apple pie?

I love a pie, any time of the year or day, in fact. They are a tasty dessert that is loved by many people.

Ever since I would see my grandpa eating pumpkin pie for breakfast after Thanksgiving every year, it became a completely normal act. 

Apple pie has a lot of different variations, such as apple crisp, apple crumb pie, and apple-cranberry pie. It goes well with many other Thanksgiving dishes such as mashed potatoes or turkey gravy.

The recipe is simple and easy to follow, which makes it a favorite among many bakers and cooks.

What Type of Apples To Use?

Apple pies can be made with different types of apples and in different styles. Some people put raisins in their apple pie while others prefer to leave them out altogether.

Some people might say that you need to use Granny Smith apples, but there are other types that will work just as well like Rome apples while others prefer to use Golden Delicious or Jonathan Apples.

Apple Pie Ingredients:

  • Crust
  • 2 1/4 cups (281g) AP flour
  • 1 tbsp. (14g) sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp. (254g) butter, cold + cubed
  • 4 tbsp. ice water

Mix flour, sugar, and salt into a large bowl. Toss butter in the flour mix to evenly coat. Quickly, use your fingers to rub the butter into the flour to create a shaggy dough.

Having some flat, thin pieces and large and chunky pieces of butter in it. Drizzle the water over the dough.

With your hands, toss it all together until evenly distributed, it will still look a bit dry. Press into a ball, either in the bowl or on the countertop. Just press in any shaggy edges.

Divide into two and press into flat disks. Wrap in plastic wrap for at least 1 hour (up to 5 days). 

Filling:
  • 4 large granny smith apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup (50g) sugar 
  • 3 tbsp (28g) cornstarch
  • Combine the ingredients and set aside until ready to use.
  • Oven 350 degrees F.

Preparation

Take the disks of dough out of the fridge and let it at room temperature for about 10 minutes to soften just a bit.

Next, roll out one of the disks on a floured surface to an 11″ inch circle.

Transfer to the pie tin, letting it slump in and leaving the extra dough to hang over. Cover with plastic and place in the fridge while rolling out the top crust. 

Roll out the second disk to the same thickness as the bottom layer. Cut out a small venting hole in the center.

Take the dough-lined pie tin out of the fridge and fill it with the apple mixture. Brush the edge of the crust with the beaten egg and layer the top dough over.

Trim any strips that are longer than the overhang of the bottom crust.

Fold over the overhang of the bottom layer and pressing in slightly so they stick together. Cover with plastic and freeze for 20 minutes.

For Brushing:
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Coarse sugar

Notes On The Recipe

Some people like to use a pre-made crust, while others like to use their own homemade crust. Some people prefer a sweet apple pie with whipped cream and cinnamon, while others prefer a savory apple pie with bacon, onions, and thyme.

So whether you’re looking for something sweet or savory, there’s an option for everyone on your Thanksgiving table.

Also, the key to making a delicious apple pie is to start with the best apple you can find at the market. Make sure it’s not too hard or too old and use your favorite pie crust recipe. You can also add a few nuts, cinnamon, and raisins for extra flavor.

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