For as long as I can remember, I have loved apple pie. With my birthday in October, I can even remember a year or two where we celebrated with an apple pie instead of cake. Perhaps my three sisters were disappointed, but I remember it with a smile.
My mother is an incredible cook. Everything she makes is completely amazing. Part of what makes her food so special is the care and thought and, yes love, she puts into it. Even something as simple as a sandwich becomes elevated when Mumma is making it.
I don’t quite have moms touch in the kitchen, but I am honing my craft and becoming a better cook… A better mother, too, each day.
This isn’t my mom’s recipe, but it’s close. I love this apple pie recipe because it is simple but reminds me that sometimes the simple things are best… And that even simple can be extraordinary when there is love.
Before we get to the recipe, a quick word about the apples. No one likes an apple pie that is soggy or mushy. The best pies are made with crisp apples. My favorites to make with are Honeycrisp or Pink Lady apples. As for the preparing itself, Mr. Juggling Act swears by thin slices, which is how his mother makes her pies. My mother prefers bite-sized pieces. No matter how you cut them, be sure that the pieces are about the same in thickness so that the apples will cook evenly.
Apple Pie, Just Like Mom's
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Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 943
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 105g
Saturated Fat 36g
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 22g
Monounsaturated Fat 42g
Total Carbohydrates 381g
Dietary Fiber 8g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
- Prepared pie crust, rolled out to 10"
- 1/3 cup flour1/2 cup white sugar
- 3/4-1 cup brown sugar (depending on tartness of your apples)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- Dash salt
- 8+ cups apples, chopped (about 6 large apples)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 egg
- Preheat the oven to 425-degrees.In a large mixing bowl, toss the apples with the dry ingredients. Let them sit while preparing the crust.
- Spoon the apple mixture into the pie plate. Cut the butter into small pieces and place on top of the pie. Cover with the top crust.
- Beat the egg in a small bowl. Brush the top of the pie with the egg wash, and use the egg wash to place any pieces of cut crust you have.
- Lightly spray your Baking Pie Crust Shield and place over the pie. Put the pie on a foil lined baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the shield, brush again with egg wash (if needed), and bake for another 15-20 minutes until golden brown and the apple mixture is bubbling through the cut-outs.
- Remove to a cooling rack and let set for 10-15 minutes before cutting.
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Ang Paris is a crafting and cooking mama who is addicted to Pinterest and chocolate! Ang lives with her husband and 2 children in New Hampshire. After more than a decade multi-tasking in the workplace, she's now a full time mom, writer, and blogger who tweets up a storm!