The joy of cooking apple pie Independence Day Recipe! 4th of July Food

The joy of Cooking Apple Pie Recipe

This timeless pie recipe is guaranteed to spark the joy of cooking apple pie as a special weekend dessert. Have you heard the English idiom “It’s as easy as pie”? She appeared for a reason. Of all the dishes prepared on the Fourth of July, apple pie is the simplest.

Joy of cooking apple pie
American Apple Pie

Can find Apple pie ingredients in every kitchen. Start with the crust. To make it, you will need flour, salt, water, vinegar, and one egg. That’s all. Next, you need a few apples. If you don’t have apples, that’s okay. Instead of apples, you can take pears, peaches, berries, or plums. The only fruits that won’t work are citrus and lychee.

If possible, peel the fruit. Cut into slices and place on top of the crust. Sprinkle sugar on top and add pieces of butter.

You can make the pie covered by placing a second layer of cake on top. To make the apple pie look festive, you can add a dough decoration in the form of stars, flowers, leaves.
Get the joy of cooking apple pie on this Independence Day, the 4th of July.

American Apple Pie Recipe

Joy of cooking apple pie

American Apple Pie

Mary
All-American apple pie cannot be ascribed to any single region of the United States, of course. But this simple pie will always remain in the heart of the country.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 310 kcal

Ingredients
  

Pie Crust

  • 130 g Chilled butter
  • 2-2.5 cups Flour universal
  • 5-6 tsp Coldwater
  • a pinch Salt

Filling

  • 400 g Apples
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 100 g Sugar or to taste
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 0.5 tsp Nutmeg
  • 3 tsp Flour universal or starch

Lubrication

  • 1 piece Egg
  • 50 ml Milk

Instructions
 

  • 1. Sift the required amount of flour onto a large cutting board through a fine-mesh sieve. Put a piece of chilled butter on it and chop the ingredients with a knife into small crumbs. We transfer the resulting mixture into a deep bowl, add salt, and knead it with a table fork (or a dough knife) to smaller, tiny, loose grains.
  • 2. Then, pour the pre-chilled water into a bowl. Knead the medium-density dough with your hands. At first, the mass will be loose and disintegrate, but the dough will become denser after a couple of minutes. If it turns out to be very liquid and sticky, you can add a little more flour.
  • 3. Divide the finished dough into 2 parts, one larger for the shape and the second smaller for decoration. We wrap the dough pieces in plastic wrap one by one and put them in the refrigerator for 30 - 40 minutes.
  • 4. Prepare the filling. We take the required amount of apples, peel them, and cut them into a medium cube. We put chopped apples on a deep plate, add sugar and cinnamon to them: nutmeg, concentrated lemon juice, and flour. Mix the ingredients so that the grains of spices lay in an even layer on the apple pieces. Cover the bowl with the filling with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes or until the dough is infused.
  • 5. After 30 minutes, preheat the oven to 392 °F (200 °C). We take out a larger piece of dough from the refrigerator and remove the film from it. We lay it on a surface previously sprinkled with a small amount of flour and roll it out with a rolling pin into a layer up to 0.3 inches thick.
  • 6. Transfer the bottom pie base to a baking dish and level the dough around the entire perimeter of the container. Cut off the excess dough that hangs along the edges of the mold with a knife. And we put it in the refrigerator.
  • 7. Remove the film from the second piece of dough and combine it with dough scraps. Sprinkle a little flour on the surface, place the dough on top of it, and roll it into a layer up to 0.3 inches thick. Then we cut it with a knife into separate strips up to 0.9 - 1.1 inches wide.
  • 8. We take out the filling and the form with the base for the pie from the refrigerator. We shift the filling into a mold with dough and distribute it evenly around the entire perimeter of the pie.
  • 9. Then, we take the dough strips and put them on the pie in the form of a lattice. We pinch the stripes and the base of the pie along the edges. We cut off the excess dough with a knife and, if desired, make any decorations out of them, for example, flowers, leaves, balls, animal figures, or whatever we like best.
  • 10. Drive an egg into a small bowl, add milk to it, and beat the ingredients until smooth. This process will take no more than 1 - 2 minutes. Using a baking brush, grease the cake with the resulting mixture from all accessible sides and top.
  • 11. Bake the cake for 40 - 45 minutes until cooked through.

Notes

What is another way to make pie filling?
Joy of cooking apple pie
Prepare the filling for the apple pie
You can prepare the filling differently! Heat 2 tablespoons of water in a saucepan. Then add sugar, lemon juice to it and melt the sugar grains to a liquid consistency. Then add the chopped apples to the resulting mass and simmer them in syrup for 4-5 minutes. After the expiration of the required time, transfer the apples and syrup to a deep plate, add all the spices indicated in the ingredients, and mix until smooth. Let the filling cool, and then use it as directed.
Both adults and children will be delighted with such a delicious and straightforward sweet dish. Enjoy! Bon Appetit!

Nutrition

Serving: 100gCalories: 310kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 3gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gSodium: 186mgFiber: 4gSugar: 35g
Keyword American, Apple, Cinnamon, Dessert, Pie Dough
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Question & Answer

Do apple pies need to be refrigerated?

American Apple Pie is served at room temperature in the pan baked in it. The pie is cut into portions, laid out on dessert plates, and optionally decorated with whipped cream, syrups of any kind, ice cream, and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Joy of cooking apple pie
You can decorate with the symbols of the holiday

What kind of butter can I use for a pie crust?

Instead of butter, you can use Crisco (vegetable oil) to make the dough.

Vegetable oil
You can use vegetable oil for the crust of the pie

What is another way to make pie filling?

You can prepare the filling differently! Heat 2 tablespoons of water in a saucepan. Then add sugar, lemon juice to it and melt the sugar grains to a liquid consistency. Then add the chopped apples to the resulting mass and simmer them in syrup for 4-5 minutes. After the expiration of the required time, transfer the apples and syrup to a deep plate, add all the spices indicated in the ingredients, and mix until smooth. Let the filling cool, and then use it as directed.

Joy of cooking apple pie
Prepare the filling for the apple pie

How to slice apples for pie?

Can slice pie apples ​​in different ways. You can chop them into half rings, slice rings; the main thing is that the thickness of the pieces does not exceed 0,7 inches.

Apple
Slicing apples into slices

Can my apple pie burn?

You are not sure about the correct baking dish and are worried that the apple pie is burnt? Place baking paper or a little flour on the bottom of the dish.

Do you cook with the children in the kitchen? I really enjoy cooking with my niece, she is only nine years old, and I think she is not bad at it. This apple pie turned out to be a training one. It looks a little untidy but delicious. I think the next one, the joy of cooking apple pie, will turn out not only tasty but also beautiful.

Apple pie
Apple pie my nine-year-old niece made

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