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It brings me great pleasure to announce that I can never again say “I’ve never made a pie before”. With the help of Paula I made this beautiful and delicious Lattice Top Apple Pie. It was so fun to be making a pie from scratch (OK, mostly from scratch, I cheated and used a premade pie crust, I’ll try to tackle crusts in the future).
If you’ve never made a pie before I highly recommend starting with a premade pie crust and an apple pie. Granted I haven’t made many pies but this seemed to go together quite easily and not having to stress too much about how the crust was going to turn out relieved a lot of potential stress.
Lattice Top Apple Pie Recipe
Preheat oven to 425°
2 premade pie crusts
3 green apples
4 red apples
6 tbsp melted butter
3 tbsp flour
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1.5 tsp cinnamon
1/3 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla
Core and peel apples, slice thinly and put to the side.
Combine all ingredients except apples and mix well. Add apples to the mix and stir until well coated.
Lay one premade pie crust into the pie pan and smooth out. Dump apples and mixture onto pie crust. They should be slightly heaping, this is good because they cook down quite a bit.
To make our lattice top Paula had a great idea and it did work really well but it was a good thing we had 2 of us to complete it.
We laid out 2 pieces of wax paper slightly overlapping and laid our 2nd pie crust on top of it. Using a pizza cutter we sliced the pie crust into our desired width and starting with the longest pieces in the middle laid out our lattice top design right onto the wax paper. Once we had it all laid out we flipped it onto the pie (very helpful having 2 of us). You may notice even with there being 2 of us we still managed to mess up our weave, we’ll call it one of a kind that way. One of the reasons I liked doing it this way is that it kept the top of our pie crust nice and clean.
Pinch top crust to bottom where they meet.
Optional* melt 2tbsp butter and brush on top crust.
Cover with tinfoil and bake for 10 minutes at 425°. Without removing from oven lower to 350°, bake covered for another approximately 40 minutes. Uncover and cook for approximately 10 more minutes until apple mixture is bubbling and crust is nicely browned.
Remove from oven and refrain from drooling on beautiful and delicious smelling pie.
I still am a little in awe that I made (with help) this pie. It was so good and made my house smell absolutely amazing, I want to make one daily just so my house smells amazing.
What is your favorite pie? Do you have one you often make? My absolute favorite pie is pumpkin pie and I’m a total sucker for a Costco pumpkin pie. I don’t know what it is about those things but dang they’re good and for the price at this time of year I love to have one around for dessert.