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The Best Apple Pie Recipe You've Ever Tasted

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Few things are more satisfying than a warm piece of apple pie after a yummy fall meal. The way the crust, if done right, crunches. The way the sweet, warm apple melts in your mouth. The way the vanilla ice cream that's oft placed atop blends into the crust and apples, creating a tiny pool of gloriousness inside your mouth. It's heaven in your belly. But it has to be done right.

Here's the greatest apple pie recipe you'll ever have. And it's so easy to make, it's scary.

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Apple Pie recipe adapted from The Pioneer Woman

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole Unbaked Pie Crust

Filling:

  • 3 whole large (4 Or 5 Small) Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored, and sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon All-purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cinnamon

Topping:

  • 7 Tablespoons Butter
  • 3/4 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Pecans (more to taste)
  • Dash Of Salt

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Roll out pie dough and place it in a pie pan. Decorate the edges as desired.

3. Add apple slices to a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together cream, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, vanilla, and cinnamon. Pour over apples. Pour apples into pie shell.

4. In the bowl of a food processor (or you can mix by hand) combine butter, flour, sugar, pecans (chop if you're not using a food processor), and salt. Mix until everything comes together in clumps. Pour topping over apples.

5. Attach foil to the edges and lay a piece of flat foil loosely over the top of the pie. Place pie pan on top of a rimmed cookie sheet and bake for one hour. At the end, remove foil and allow to finish baking and browning. Can bake for up to 15 or 20 minutes more if necessary.

6. Remove from oven when pie is bubbly and golden brown.

7. Serve warm with hard sauce, whipped cream, or ice cream.

 

Images via whitneyinchicago/Flickr; James Lee/Flickr/jronaldlee.com

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