When the autumn air cools and the leaves turn, the apples ripen and fall from the tree, it’s time to think about homemade apple pie - just great for Halloween and a must for your Thanksgiving spread.
Homemade apple pie is much easier to make than you might think. It’s important that you choose the right type of apple. Cooking apples will have a more tart flavour, while eating apples will be sweeter, it really depends on your personal taste. What makes homemade apple pie so delicious is the contrast of brown sugar for sweetness and the tartness of the fruit in the apple pie filling.
First, you will need to make the pie crust. You can use store-bought pastry, but it’s always better to make your own from pie dough from scratch. You’ll need to decide whether you prefer a crumbly shortcrust pastry or a flaky filo pastry.
For the full recipe for homemade apple pie check our blog here for all you need to know and easy step-by-step instructions.
Allow your butter to come up to room temperature before adding sugar and flour. Put the butter, sugar and flour together in a large bowl. Rub the butter and the flour together with the sugar with the tips of your fingers. Be careful not to overwork the dough, and never knead it, the idea should be to touch it as little as possible. Treat it gingerly and the end result will be ‘short’ and crumbly.