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Homemade Apple Pie

Enjoy a classic holiday tradition.

Article by Matthew Sousa

Photography by Cortney Diederich

Originally published in Eagan City Lifestyle

Nothing says Fall like warm apple pie! The turkey may be the star of the season, but after a delicious dinner, there is always room for dessert. Homemade pie crust is actually pretty simple to make, but if you are short on time, a premade pie crust will also do the trick. 

Super Simple Pie Crust

Ingredients (makes 2 pie crusts)
1 cup butter (2 sticks), cubed and chilled
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
5 to 10 tablespoons ice water

1. Add butter, flour, and salt in the food processor outfitted with a dough blade. Briefly pulse just until the mixture resembles wet sand. 
2. Add the water, 1 tablespoon at a time, pulsing briefly after each spoonful of water. Continue to add water until the dough just begins to form large pea-size clumps. If the clumps hold together when pinched, the dough is ready. 
3. Divide the dough in half and transfer equal amounts into two plastic bags. Flatten the dough in each bag into discs and place in the refrigerator to rest for at least 45 minutes. 
4, When ready to use, place the dough onto a flour-coated surface. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough out to a 10-inch round,

Mom’s Apple Pie

6 apples, peeled, cored, and cut into eighths
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour 
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
2 tablespoons butter, cubed
2 pie crusts

1. On a flour-coated surface, use a rolling pin to roll out one pie crust into a 10-inch round, and place it in a 9-inch pie pan. 
2. In a bowl, combine the apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg, and then place the combined ingredients in the bottom crust. 
3. Scatter the cubed butter throughout the filling. 
4. Roll out the top crust and cover the pie. Crimp the edges closed and add vents. If you are feeling fancy, you can cut lattice work in by hand or with a lattice tool before covering.   
5. Bake at 400 F for 45 to 50 mins.