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Embracing the Flavors of Fall: A Seasonal Apple Pie Recipe

As the sun sets earlier, leaves transform into a breathtaking tapestry of reds and golds, and the air turns delightfully crisp; it becomes evident that fall has gracefully arrived. This enchanting season ushers in a sense of warmth and comfort, and one of its most cherished traditions is indulging in the rich and comforting flavors that it brings. Today, we invite you to embark on a culinary journey that captures the essence of fall—the beloved apple pie.


A Slice of Autumn Bliss: Apple Pie Recipe

Ingredients:


For the Pie Crust:


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cold and cubed

6-8 tablespoons ice water

For the Apple Filling:


6-7 cups of peeled, cored, and sliced apples (such as Granny Smith or Honeycrisp)

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon salt

For Assembly:


1 tablespoon butter (for dotting)

1 egg (for egg wash)

1 tablespoon milk (for egg wash)

Additional sugar (for sprinkling)

Instructions:


For the Pie Crust:


In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt.

Add the cold, cubed butter to the flour mixture. Use a pastry cutter or your hands to work the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Gradually add ice water, one tablespoon at a time, mixing with a fork, until the dough begins to come together.

Divide the dough into two equal portions, shape them into discs, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

For the Apple Filling:


In a large bowl, toss the sliced apples with lemon juice to prevent browning.

In a separate bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

Pour the sugar mixture over the apples and toss until the apples are evenly coated.

Assembly:


Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).

Roll out one of the chilled pie crusts on a lightly floured surface to fit a 9-inch pie dish. Carefully transfer the crust to the pie dish.

Add the apple filling to the crust, mounding it slightly in the center.

Dot the filling with small pieces of butter.

Roll out the second pie crust and place it over the apples. Trim any excess dough and crimp the edges to seal the pie.

In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and milk to create an egg wash. Brush the top crust with the egg wash.

Use a sharp knife to make a few small slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape.

Sprinkle some sugar evenly over the top crust for a nice, sweet finish.

Place the pie on a baking sheet (to catch any drips) and bake in the preheated oven for 45-55 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.

Allow the pie to cool for a few hours before slicing and serving.


This fall, immerse yourself in the beauty of the season and savor its flavors by baking a homemade apple pie. As you take your first bite, you'll experience the perfect blend of warmth, comfort, and nostalgia that defines autumn. Whether enjoyed with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream, this apple pie recipe is sure to become a cherished part of your fall traditions. So, embrace the magic of fall and let the aroma of freshly baked apple pie fill your home, creating lasting memories with loved ones around the table.

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