Apple Pie Recipe

 

Homemade apple pie with a flaky pie crust and sliced apples, sugar, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla and brandy

What you will need

2 1/2 cups (285 g) all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling

10-ounces (1 1/4 cups, 285 g) unsalted butter (room temperature), cut into 1/2 inch cubes

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons sugar

1/2 cup (115 ml) sour cream (use full-fat sour cream for best results)

3 pounds of good cooking apples such as Fuji, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Gravenstein, or Pippin (about 6 to 8 apples, depending on the size of your apples and the size of your pie dish)

1 Tbsp of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar (to toss with the sliced apples so they don't brown as you slice them)

1/2 cup to 2/3 cup sugar, depending on how sweet you like your pie

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour for thickening

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 Tbsp brandy (Optional. By the way, if you have Calvados apple brandy, use it!)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 large egg yolk

1 Tbsp cream

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