Homemade Apple Pie Recipes
Nothing beats the taste of these warm homemade apple pie recipes. Served with cream, ice cream or custard, apple pie is usualy a favorite for just about everyone.
Apple pie recipes are easy to make and much better tasting than the store bought pies, taking a little time to bake a pie while you're preparing and eating dinner is well worth the effort.
Here's one of the best homemade apple pie recipes that you're sure to love.
Ingredients - Pastry
- 2 cups plain flour
- 2 1/2 tablespoons caster sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 6 oz (180g) margarine or butter
- 1 large egg
- Iced water
Ingredients - Filling
- 5 large green cooking apples
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons apricot jam (optional)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- Preheat your oven to 375F (190C). Grease a pie dish with a little butter. In a bowl, mix together flour, caster sugar, and baking powder.
- Cut butter or margarine into small cubes and rub into flour mixture with your fingertips until it begins to look crumbly.
- Clear a little well in the center of the mixture and add one egg and about 2 teaspoons of iced water. Mix together well until the crumbly flour mix begins to bind together to form a soft dough.
- Roll the dough with your fingertips to form a rough ball and leave in the bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and leave in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Peel the apples and cut them into quarters. Remove the core and seeds. Immediately sprinkle the apples with lemon juice to stop them turning brown. Cut each section into thin wedges and place into a saucepan with butter and sugar over a low heat.
- When the butter has melted, add the spices and stir lightly. Cook for about 10 minutes or until the apples have softened and then remove them from the heat to cool.
- When you've chilled the pastry for 30 minutes, cut the pastry into three equal portions. Roll two of these sections together onto a lightly floured cutting board or bench surface. Leave the third section aside for now.
- Roll out the larger piece of pastry so it's round and should fit into your greased pie dish. Trim the edges neatly and then spread a little apricot jam across the pastry.
- Spread the cooked apple wedges evenly on top of the apricot jam.
- Roll out the left over piece of pastry to form a lid for your pie. Place over the apples and press the edges together to seal it.
- You can use a fork to pierce vents in the pie lid or you can use a knife to cut small vents. Brush the lid with egg white to help give it a nice glaze when it's cooked and sprinkle with a little sugar.
- Bake your apple pie for 20 minutes in a preheated oven, then reduce the temperature to 355F (180C) and bake for another 35 minutes until the crust is golden and the apples are tender.
- Serve these homemade Apple Pie Recipes with warm with ice cream or custard. Enjoy!
Apple and Rhubarb Pie
For a little variation and bit of extra sweetness, you might enjoy this variation on the good old-fashioned homemade apple pie recipes by adding a little bit of rhubarb.
- Make your pastry the same way as the previous recipe.
- When you're preparing your apples, add 2-3 cups of sliced rhubarb (fresh or frozen is fine).
- Cook until apples are softened a little. Remember, they'll soften further during the baking process.
- Roll pastry into your pie dish. You won't need to add the apricot jam for the rhubarb recipe, so simply place your fillings into the pie base.
- Add the pie lid and cut or pierce some vents into the top. Brush with egg white and sprinkle with a little sugar.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 375F (190C) for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 355F (180C) for a further 35-40 minutes until the pastry turns a lovely golden color and the fruit is softened.
- This apple and rhubarb pie is perfect served warm with ice cream or thickened cream.