This homemade apple pie recipe features a buttery, flaky einkorn crust, packed with sweetened apples and baked until golden. The perfect pie for the holidays, serve it with ice cream to make it extra special. Follow my tips below to make this apple pie even easier.
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Apple pie is such a nostalgic dessert. There is really nothing like it that gives you that homey feeling and warms you up all the way to your toes. Sweet and tart apples with cinnamon in a buttery crust? Yum.
My girls are getting older, and it has been so fun for them to want to be in the kitchen with me. Mixing and baking treats like this together are helping us create memories that will last a lifetime.
As someone who deeply enjoys good food, it’s been really fun sharing this love with them.
There is something special about creating delicious food with hands, eating your creations, and then sharing them with your favorite people.
I love how OXO makes creating a trickier dessert, like pie, into something much easier. Especially for someone who may not be familiar with pie and is intimidated, or for my girls as they learn and develop their skills in the kitchen.
I hope you enjoy this homemade apple pie recipe as much as my family has.
Tips For Making Homemade Apple Pie
- Get the right tools. OXO makes amazing tools to make baking your favorite holiday desserts easier.
- Pick the right apples. Not every apple is great for baking. Check out my recommendations below.
- If you don’t have einkorn flour, you can swap it out for all-purpose flour. Einkorn flour does give the pie a pretty, buttery color, so the color may change a bit if you swap the flour. It will still taste delicious.
- For the top crust of the pie, you can slice or poke it however you like. I like just making a few slices, but you could easily make a lattice crust. You could even use cookie cutters to cut out the dough and make a pretty arrangement.
- Make sure to brush the crust with milk or egg wash and sprinkle the top with sugar to give it that golden color and a little sweet crunch.
Tools you may need:
Why Einkorn Crust?
The flaky crust in this recipe uses einkorn flour. If I can’t use sourdough, the next best option is using einkorn flour. This is because it is one of the only flours that hasn’t been hybridized, and is easier to digest.
Since it’s so much easier on our bellies, we usually swap out that all-purpose flour in recipes for buttery-yellow einkorn flour. If you can’t find einkorn flour, you could use regular flour.
Should I cook my apples before making pie?
This is definitely an option. For this recipe, I bake after the entire pie is put together. But if you want to pre-bake the crust and cook the apples in a cast iron skillet before putting it together, that is also an option. Some people prefer this way to keep the pie crust extra crispy.
What are the best apples for apple pie?
The perfect apples for apple pie keep their shape after baking, don’t get mushy, and add great flavor. Some of my favorite varieties include:
- Granny Smith
- Golden Delicious
Just to name a few.
Should an apple pie be refrigerated after baking?
A baked apple pie can be stored at room temperature, covered, for 2-3 days. It will last up to 5-7 days in the refrigerator.
Simplify Making Homemade Crust
OXO makes holiday baking so much easier. I love the pastry dough bag, because it allows me to roll out dough without getting it all over the table.
I also love that I can see the size of the pie crust with the measuring lines on the pastry mat. And the dough blender makes incorporating the butter quick and easy.
Ingredients you will need:
Organic sugar – this adds sweetness to the apples without adding any extra liquid.
Einkorn flour– to help thicken the juices from the apples.
Cinnamon – is there such a thing as apple pie without cinnamon?
Zest and juice of a lemon – adds the perfect amount of acidity to meld with the sweet apples.
Apples – sliced thinly. See above for the perfect apples for baking.
Butter – the added fat gives it richness,
Einkorn flour – healthy, non-hybridized wheat that is easier to digest, and has a beautiful, buttery color.
Unsalted Butter – place in the freezer until frozen to make it easier to grate and turn into that flaky crust.
Ice Water – You can add ice to water, or place cold water into a dish and stick it in the freezer for 15 minutes or so until it gets really cold.
How To Make Homemade Apple Pie
Step 1: Make Einkorn Pie Crust
- Stir flour and salt together.
- Grate frozen butter with OXO Etched Box Grater. Cut butter into flour and salt with OXO dough blender. Add ice water until dough comes together.
3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pack it into a ball.
4. Cut the dough in half, and flatten the halves into discs (one larger for the bottom crust, and smaller for the top).
5. Wrap the discs tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour.
Step 2: Make Apple Filling
- Peel and cut apples into thin slices.
2. Mix together the sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon zest, lemon juice and apples in a medium bowl.
Step 3: Put The Apple Pie Together
- Roll the dough out to 12 inches in diameter with the OXO Dough Rolling Bag, then transfer the dough to a 9″ glass pie dish. Gently fit it in, and trim any excess dough.
- Add apple mixture to the bottom crust and dot with butter.
- Roll remaining half of pie crust dough to 12 inches in diameter and place it on top of the apple filling. Trim around the outside edges, and make sure you cut a few slits in the top for steam to escape.
4. Roll bottom crust over top crust and flute the edges with your fingers.
5. Brush crust lightly with milk; sprinkle lightly with additional sugar.
6. Bake for 30-35 minutes at 425.
7. Enjoy with some homemade ice cream.
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Homemade Apple Pie Recipe With Einkorn Crust
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Apple Pie Filling
- 3/4 cup organic sugar
- 2 tablespoons einkorn
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- zest and juice from 1/2 a lemon
- 6 cups thinly sliced apples
- 1 tablespoon butter
Einkorn Pie Crust
- 2 1/2 cups Einkorn All Purpose Flour
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 3/4 cup frozen Unsalted Butter
- 6-7 tablespoons Ice Water
Make The Einkorn Pie Crust
Stir flour and salt together.
Grate frozen butter.
Cut butter into flour and salt with OXO dough blender.
Add ice water until dough comes together.
Turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and pack it into a ball.
Cut the dough in half and flatten it into two discs (one larger for the bottom crust and smaller for the lattice).
Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour.
Put The Apple Pie Filling Together
Mix together the sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon zest, lemon juice and apples in a medium bowl.
Put It All Together
Roll the dough out to 12 inches in diameter with the OXO dough mat, transfer the dough to the 9" glass pie dish, gently fit it in, trim any excess dough.
Add apple mixture to the bottom crust and dot with butter.
Roll remaining half of pie crust dough to 12 inches in diameter and place it on top of the apple filling. Trim around the outside edges
Roll bottom crust over top crust and flute the edges with your fingers.
Brush lightly with milk; sprinkle lightly with additional sugar.
Bake for 30-35 minutes at 425.
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