This apple pie is delicious, right?
But there’s a lot to consider.
You’ll need: 2 pounds of apples (any type will work, but apples that are brown, red, or green can work) 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature (you don’t need it to be melted) A fork or cookie scoop to scoop out the apples, leaving about 1/16 of the apples on the top layer of dough.
To make the filling, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, and butter in a large bowl.
You want this mixture to be sticky, so it should be very stiff.
If you use liquid, add the liquid in smaller amounts to make sure it’s sticky.
When the dough has doubled in size, wrap a plastic wrap or plastic bag around the bowl and gently push down to fill it.
The apples should stick to the surface of the bowl, making a thin layer of the filling.
Once the dough is done, gently lift the apple dough from the plastic wrap and place it in a bowl.
Cover with plastic wrap, then let sit in a warm place (at least 65°F to 85°F) for 15 minutes.
(You want the apples to be cool and soft.)
Then, place a wooden spoon in the center of the apple filling and push down.
As you gently push the apple out of the plastic, it should release some of the liquid and the dough will thicken.
If it feels dry or sticky, it’s ready for the next step.
Cut the dough into 16 pieces, and place them in a greased bowl.
Put the butter and flour in a food processor or blender, then pulse until it’s a powder.
(If the butter is too coarse, add more flour.)
If you can’t get the butter to be creamy, add a bit more butter.
Then, add salt, baking soda, and a little baking powder.
Pulse until the butter has a nice, buttery consistency.
You don’t want the dough to stick.
You can also add more water if you want to add a little bit of flavor.
Let it sit at room temp for 15 to 20 minutes.
After the dough cools down, take the dough and cut into 16 squares, leaving a 1/32 inch (3mm) border around each square.
If the dough isn’t sticking, you may need to use a pastry cutter to cut out more of the dough, or you can cut out a square with a large knife.
Place the apple slices on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and sprinkle them with a bit of sugar.
Bake the apple pies at 350°F for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
Let them cool in the pans for 15 more minutes before slicing.
Serve the apple pie warm.
You may want to leave a bit in the pie for dipping, but it’s not necessary.
You could also garnish with a fresh lemon and a slice of lemon or lime.
The recipe is available as a printable at Amazon.com.