Art of the Apple Pie

Art of the Pies’ KateMcDermott shares her piled high, double-crust apple pie recipe with The Daily Meal.
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Art of the Apple Pie

Kate McDermott

This is a classic All-American Apple Pie. Use both tart and sweet apples and the most flavorful ones that you can find. This recipe is sized for a 9” Deep Dish Apple Pie.

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Notes

Heritage or Heirloom Apples are those that are regional to specific areas and are many times grown by small farmers and then brought to farmers markets. You can also use a good mix of apples from your local grocery. I like to use both sweet and tart apples in a pie for flavor. If peels bother you, remove them.

Ingredients

  • 10  Cups  heritage apples (skin on), quartered and cored
  • 1/2  Cup  flour
  • 1/2  Cup  sugar
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1  Teaspoon  cinnamon
  • gratings nutmeg
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  allspice
  • 1  Tablespoon  artisan style cider vinegar or fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2  Teaspoon  butter chopped into little pieces
  • recipe double crust pie dough
  • Egg wash, as needed (lightly beat an egg with two tablespoons of water)

Directions

Slice apples in 1/2 inch slices or chunk them up into pieces you can comfortably get into your mouth!

In a large mixing bowl put all ingredients except butter and mix lightly until most of the surfaces are covered. Pour into an unbaked pie crust, mounding high and dot with butter.

Roll out second crust and place on top; crimp edges with a fork. Cut vent holes. Paint with egg white wash. Sprinkle some extra sugar evenly on top.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and bake for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 degrees F and bake for 40 minutes longer. Cool for at least 1 hour before eating if you can.

Apple Pie Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Apple Pie Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.