Easy Apple Pie Recipe
Nothing tastes better than freshly baked apple pie!

My great grandma's easy apple pie recipe tastes delicious, but my mum hated getting sticky fingers while kneading the dough. The buttery mixture reacted to the warmth of her hands and began to stick to them. Another reason that called for an adjustment was the left-over egg white.

The result is a reduced amount of butter and a whole egg instead of only half. A reduction in butter makes the resulting pastry less temperature-sensitive while forming the pie liner.

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Fresh Apple Pie Recipe

By , May 13, 2020

The easy apple pie recipe uses the whole egg and less butter. In consequence, the dough becomes easier to knead. It also requires less preparation time.

whole apple pie on a plate

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Bake time: 30 minutes
Yield: 1 Pie

Category: Dessert
Cuisine: German inspired
Suitable for: Vegetarian Diet, Low Salt Diet

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Ingredients dough

  • 2 cups spelt flour
  • 100g butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Ingredients topping

  • 4 Washed, cored, and shredded apples
  • Cinnamon
  • The juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 Tbsp of sugar

Method to prepare the easy apple pie recipe:

  1. Sift the spelt flour into the bowl
  2. Weigh and fold under the half cup of fine sugar
  3. Add the one hundred grams of butter in small cubes or slices
  4. Crack and add the egg
  5. Sprinkle over the flat teaspoon of baking powder
  6. Knead the mixture until the ingredients bind
  7. Dust the surface with flour, to prevent the dough sticking
  8. Split the dough in two parts 2/3 and 1/3
  9. On a flour dusted surface, roll out a round shape with 2/3 of the dough
  10. Grease a 24 cm in diameter pie form
  11. Take the dough shape to line the form and perforate with a fork
  12. Pre-heat the oven to 175 C°
  13. Use a kitchen machine or grater to shred the four washed and cored apples
  14. Mix under the shredded apples, cinnamon to taste, the sugar and the lemon
  15. Fill the apple mix into the dough lined pie form
  16. Roll out the remaining dough, then cut in stripes and decorate the pie with a net of dough stripes
  17. Bake the pie for thirty minutes or until golden brown.

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