Good Old Fashioned Apple Pie

Pie. The perfect dessert for fall!

This was my very first apple pie! :) And actually it was my very first time eating homemade apple pie! Crazy, I know! But growing up in Bulgaria, we didn’t do pie so it wasn’t until we moved to the States that I discovered it :) By the way, I’m terrified of making my own pie crust. Absolutely terrified! After a few failed attempts, a ton of butter all over my kitchen, a few burnt pies and a flour explosion, I have realized that crust making is definitely one of my weaknesses and it’s the only thing holding me back from opening my own pie shop! (jk)

But this pie! Oh my! The filling is soo gooye, the crust is perfectly flaky and has a nice crunch, the apples are soft with a hint of cinnamon and just melt in your mouth and the vanilla ice cream ties everything together into the perfect lazy night dessert :)

Give it a try! I will be experimenting this fall with more pies and I will try to master the pie crust :)

House update: My house is almost done!!! Just 2 and half more weeks! I’m soo excited and can’t wait to move! Also it’s the very first home I get to decorate so I’m really excited to get creative and choose everything :) Pics to come!

Here’s the recipe!

Good Old Fashioned Apple Pie

Ingredients:

  • 5 Gala apples
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 pie crusts
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • big dash of nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp butter, cut into very small pieces
  • 1 egg beaten with a little bit of water (egg wash)

Directions: Preheat oven to 425F.

Peel, core and slice the apples. Place the apples in a big bowl and add the lemon, sugars, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix to combine. Unroll one of the pie crusts into a pie plate allowing the crust to overhang. Spoon the apple filling into the crust and top with cut-up butter. Unroll the second crust and cut out strips. Top the pie with the strips weaving them as you go. Brush the pie crust with egg wash and bake for 30-35 mins until golden brown. Let the pie cool for 30mins. Top with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce and enjoy :)

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