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Homemade Apple Pie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 4 sprays Cooking spray
  • 3 pounds Fresh apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp Packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 2 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp Ground nutmeg

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat a 13 x 9–inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Prepare the Apples: In a large bowl, toss the apples with the sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg.
  3. Layer the Mixture: Spoon the apple mixture into the prepared dish. Drizzle ¼ cup water over the apple mixture.
  4. Bake Covered: Cover the dish with foil, and bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Uncover and Bake: Uncover the dish and stir the apple mixture. Bake, uncovered, until the apples are tender, about 20 minutes.

Serving:

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Makes: 8 servings

Tips for Perfect Apple Pie:

  • Use a mix of apple varieties for a more complex flavor profile.
  • Adjust the sweetness according to your preference by adding more or less brown sugar.
  • Don’t skip the cornstarch; it helps to thicken the filling and prevents a soggy crust.
  • Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delicious dessert.

FAQs:

1. Can I use pre-made pie crust for this recipe?

  • Yes, you can substitute pre-made pie crust for a quicker option. Just follow the instructions on the package for baking.

2. Can I freeze the pie for later?

  • Yes, you can freeze the pie after baking. Make sure it’s completely cooled before wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. To reheat, thaw overnight in the refrigerator and then warm in a 350°F oven for about 20-30 minutes.
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3. Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

  • Absolutely! You can prepare the apple mixture and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before baking. Just make sure to let it come to room temperature before baking for the best results.