Delicious homemade apple pie

Enjoy a slice of Americana and enjoy your 4th of July gathering by cooking up some homemade apple pie! Take a break from cornhole and backyard grilling and enjoy a slice of this classic American dessert. This dish from All Recipes will wow all your guests this Independence Day!

Homemade Apple Pie

8 small Granny Smith apples, or as needed

½ cup unsalted butter

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

½ cup white sugar

½ cup packed brown sugar

¼ cup water

1 (9 inch) double-crust pie pastry, thawed


Peel and core apples, then thinly slice. Place off to the side for now.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and stir to form a paste; cook until fragrant, about 1 to 2 minutes.

Add both sugars and water; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Press 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.

Place sliced apples into the bottom crust, forming a slight mound. Lay four pastry strips vertically and evenly spaced over apples. Use the longer strips in the center and shorter strips at the edges.

Make a lattice crust: Fold the first and third strips all the way back so they’re almost falling off the pie. Lay one of the unused strips vertically over the second and fourth strips. Unfold the first and third strips back into their original position.

Fold the second and fourth vertical strips back. Lay one of the three unused strips vertically over top. Unfold the second and fourth strips back into their original position.

Repeat Steps 6 and 7 to weave in the last two strips of pastry. Fold and trim excess dough at the edges as necessary, and pinch to secure.

Slowly and gently pour sugar-butter mixture over lattice crust, making sure it seeps over sliced apples. Brush some onto lattice, but make sure it doesn’t run off the sides.

Bake 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.


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