Pies seem like a must around this time of year. I’ve shared a few pies with y’all over the years (grapefruit & ginger, apple with brie, roasted strawberry) and thought it was time to add another one to the mix. This easy classic apple pie is a staple every apple season and usually graces our Thanksgiving table. The flavor is far more simple that last Fall’s ultimate autumn apple pie but no less delicious! It all starts with the filling.
I peel, core, and slice tart Granny Smith apples then mix them with flour, lemon zest, granulated and brown sugars, and a few warm spices to get that classic as-American-as-apple-pie flavor going.While that marinates, I work on the crust. I struggle with creating impressive crusts but am working on it and see improvement each time I bake.
Now, I’m no Jojo Romancer but I would say my pie crust game is getting better with time and am pretty proud of the cute apple detail on top of this easy classic apple pie. For this decorative touch, I used a paring knife to cut out the shapes of an apple, stem, and leaf from leftover scraps of pie crust. It’s an easy adornment and you can cut out pretty much any shape to complement the filling of your particular pie.
I brushed this crust with a bit of egg yolk then a generous sprinkle of sugar to get this finished look. There are few other ways to get a lovely golden-brown pie crust, including:
- Heavy Cream
- Egg white
Thanks for checking out my first recipe of Fall. Here’s more apple goodness from past seasons: easy apple tarts, ultimate autumn apple pie, apple pie french toast, slow cooker applesauce, applesauce quick bread, apple pie with brie, baked apple cinnamon oatmeal. Thanks for reading!