1 Make the pie crust: To make a home made crust, in a big bowl whisk collectively 2 half cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of salt, and a couple of teaspoons of sugar.
Add the cubed butter and use your clear dry fingers to toss to coat with the flour. Utilizing your fingers work the butter into the flour, urgent the cubes of butter between your thumb and fingers. Proceed to work the flour till the combination is shaggy and the biggest items of butter aren’t any bigger than a kernel of corn.
Make a nicely within the heart and add the bitter cream to it. Use a fork to work the buttered flour and the bitter cream into one another till the dough begins to clump.
Separate the dough combination into 2 equal sized piles and work every one first right into a ball, after which right into a disk. Sprinkle with flour and wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour earlier than rolling out. (See extra detailed directions with video on our Bitter Cream Pie Crust Recipe.)
2 Peel, core, and slice the apples: Whereas the dough is chilling, peel, core and slice the apples into 1/Four-inch to 1/2-inch slices.
As you narrow your apple slices, add them to a big bowl and sprinkle them with a little bit lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to assist maintain them from turning brown.
three Make the apple pie filling: Mix sugar, flour and spices (allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon) in a bowl. Add the flour combination to the apple slices and use your fingers to distribute the flour by the apples so they’re nicely coated.
Then sprinkle with brandy and vanilla extract and stir to coat all of the apples.
Four Put together oven: Place one oven rack within the lowest place and put a big rimmed baking sheet on it (to catch any drippings from the pie.) Place a second rack the subsequent rung up (nonetheless within the decrease third of the oven) and preheat to 375°F.
5 Roll out the dough and line backside pie plate: Take away one crust disk from the fridge. Let sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes. Place disk on a calmly floured, clear, flat floor. Utilizing a rolling pin, roll out the pie dough to a 12-inch circle, about 1/eight of an inch thick.
As you roll out the dough, examine to verify it is not sticking. If and when it begins to stay, gently elevate it up and sprinkle a little bit extra flour on the desk floor or on the pie dough to maintain the dough from sticking.
Gently place the rolled out dough onto a 9-inch pie plate. Press all the way down to line the pie dish with the dough.
6 Place apple slices on high of the underside crust: Prepare the apple slices in the dough-lined pie plate. Mound the apples within the heart.
7 Roll out high crust, place over apples, trim and crimp edges: Roll out the second disk of dough, once more to 12-inches. Gently place the second spherical of pie dough over the apples. Trim extra dough with kitchen shears, leaving a three/Four inch overhang from the sides of the pie pan.
Fold the dough underneath itself in order that the sting of the fold comes proper to the fringe of the pan. Press the highest and backside dough rounds collectively as you flute edges utilizing thumb and forefinger or press with a fork.
eight Brush with egg wash, minimize vents: Place egg yolk and cream in a small bowl and use a fork to stir till nicely mixed. Use a pastry brush to brush the egg wash excessive and fluted edges of the pie. Use a pointy knife to chop slits within the high of the pie crust for steam vents.
9 Bake: Place pie on oven rack centered over the baking sheet on the rack under it to catch any drippings. Bake the pie at 375°F till crust begins to calmly brown, about 20 minutes, then cut back warmth to 350°F.
Bake till crust is golden and juices are effervescent, wherever from an extra 45 minutes to an hour, relying on the kind of apples you might be utilizing. (About midway by baking examine to verify the pie is not browning an excessive amount of. When it is properly browned, tent the pie with a big piece of aluminum foil to maintain the pie from browning additional.)
10 Let cool: Switch the apple pie to a rack to chill for a minimum of 1 hour. Serve barely heat or at room temperature. Nice with a aspect of vanilla ice cream.