Project Description

lady apple pie

Full Recipe in Details

Enjoy this great traditional recipe, filled with new season apples and pears nestled into a crisp buttery pie crust. To make this apple pie recipe even better, serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or yogurt.

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 tablespoons flour, plus more for dusting

  • Pie Dough (homemade or bought)

  • 4 New Season Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced

  • 4 New Season Pink Lady apples, peeled, cored, and sliced

  • 4 New Season Pears, peeled, cored, and sliced (pears are optional but I do like them in a pie)

  • ¼ to 1/2 cup sugar, plus additional sprinkling for pie top

  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

  • Pinch ground cloves

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted organic butter

  • 1 large free range egg, beaten

GUIDE / INSTRUCTIONS
  • Heat oven to 180 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into two 4mm thick circles to a diameter slightly larger than that of your baking dish. Press one pastry circle into the pie dish. Place the other circle on waxed paper, and cover with plastic wrap. Chill all pastry until firm, about 30 minutes.

  • In a large bowl, combine fruit, sugar, lemon zest and juice, spices, and flour. Toss well. Spoon into pie pan. Dot with butter, and cover with remaining pastry circle. Cut several steam vents across top. Seal by crimping edges as desired. Brush with beaten egg, and sprinkle with additional sugar and/or cinnamon if you like.

  • Bake until crust is brown and juices are bubbling, about 1 hour. Let cool slightly before serving. You can also par cook the fruit mixture in a pan prior to adding to the pie, which will reduce the baking time to between 30 and 45 min.

NOTES

Thanks to Martha Stewart for the recipe

Have a super week ahead and enjoy eating well and staying healthy!