Apple Pie by Grandma Ople
This was my grandmother's apple pie recipe. I have never seen another one quite like it. It will always be my favorite and has won me several first place prizes in local competitions. I hope it becomes one of your favorites as well! Serve hot or cold at family dinners or during the holidays, topped with whipped cream or ice cream, or alongside a slice of Cheddar cheese.
- Serves: 1 person
- 8small Granny Smith apples, or as needed
- ½cup unsalted butter
- 3tablespoons all-purpose flour
- ½cup white sugar
- ½cup packed brown sugar
- ¼cup water
- 1(9 inch) double-crust pie pastry, thawed
Step 1Peel and core apples, then thinly slice. Set aside.
Step 2Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Step 3Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and stir to form a paste; cook until fragrant, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add bothn sugars and water; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Step 4Press one pastry into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie pan. Roll out remaining pastry so it will overhang the pie by about 1/2 inch. Cut pastry into eight 1-inch strips.
Step 5Place sliced apples in the bottom crust, forming a slight mound.
Step 6Lay four strips vertically and evenly spaced over top of the filled pie, using longer strips in the center and shorter strips at the edges.
Step 7Fold the first and third strips all the way back so they're almost falling off the pie. Lay one of the unused strips perpendicular over the second and forth strips, then unfold the first and third strips back into their original position.
Step 8Fold the second and forth vertical strips back. Lay one of the three unused strips perpendicular over top. Unfold the first and third strips back into their original position.
Step 9Repeat Steps 7 and 8 to weave in the last two strips of pastry. Fold and trim excess dough at the edges as necessary, and pinch to secure.
Step 10Slowly and gently pour the sugar-butter mixture over the crust, making sure it seeps down through the lattice and over the sliced apples. Brush some over the top of the lattice, but make sure it doesn't run off the sides.
Step 11Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue baking until apples are soft, 35 to 45 minutes.