How to Bake Apple Pie From Scratch

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How to Bake Apple Pie From Scratch Recipe
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Gather the ingredients

Gather the ingredients

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First, peel all 8 apples. We use a mix of sweet and tart apples

First, peel all 8 apples. We use a mix of sweet and tart apples

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Next, slice the apples as thin as possible. We are using a mandolin for this step

Next, slice the apples as thin as possible. We are using a mandolin for this step

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This is how thin we cut ours! The thinner the better

This is how thin we cut ours! The thinner the better

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All sliced!

All sliced!

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Grease the pie plate with crisco & set aside

Grease the pie plate with crisco & set aside

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Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl

Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl

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Next, dump the dry ingredients onto the counter. Make sure it's clean first!

Next, dump the dry ingredients onto the counter. Make sure it's clean first!

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Then make it into a well

Then make it into a well

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Next, add 4 tbsp crisco and one egg

Next, add 4 tbsp crisco and one egg

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Mix until egg turns dough like. Then, add the other 2 eggs one at a time and mix.

Mix until egg turns dough like. Then, add the other 2 eggs one at a time and mix.

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It will be necessary to slowly add a little bit of water to the dough to prevent it from being too dry and not mixing. If it becomes too wet/sticky, add flour. This dough will be slightly sticky.

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Fold / knead the dough until thoroughly combined

Fold / knead the dough until thoroughly combined

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Ball the dough and keep the area lightly floured

Ball the dough and keep the area lightly floured

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Cut the dough in half, make both halves into dough balls, and set aside

Cut the dough in half, make both halves into dough balls, and set aside

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Roll out one ball of dough until it's thin. ***Keep the rolling pin and area well floured***

Roll out one ball of dough until it's thin. ***Keep the rolling pin and area well floured***

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Preheat the oven to 350°F

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Wrap the dough around the rolling pin and put it in the pie plate.

Wrap the dough around the rolling pin and put it in the pie plate.

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Next, press a fork around the edge of the pie dish and peel away excess dough

Next, press a fork around the edge of the pie dish and peel away excess dough

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Take a knife and tap the bottom of the crust. This prevents it from being gooey when it cooks!

Take a knife and tap the bottom of the crust. This prevents it from being gooey when it cooks!

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Bake the bottom crust for 3-5 mins. Don't let it brown

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This is what it looks like after it comes out of the oven

This is what it looks like after it comes out of the oven

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Next, sprinkle enough cinnamon sugar to cover the bottom of the pie

Next, sprinkle enough cinnamon sugar to cover the bottom of the pie

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Put the 3 pats of butter on top

Put the 3 pats of butter on top

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Layer the sliced apples

Layer the sliced apples

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Coat them in cinnamon sugar

Coat them in cinnamon sugar

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Repeat until pie is filled. The apples will shrink/cook down so make sure it's a heaping pile!

Repeat until pie is filled. The apples will shrink/cook down so make sure it's a heaping pile!

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This is what it looks like finished

This is what it looks like finished

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Repeat rollout process

Repeat rollout process

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Cover the pie and press the fork around the edges again. Remove excess dough

Cover the pie and press the fork around the edges again. Remove excess dough

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There will be dough left over from both dough balls. We used the excess to make apple turnovers!

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Make a small cut with the knife on the top to allow steam to leave the pie. It also looks fabulous

Make a small cut with the knife on the top to allow steam to leave the pie. It also looks fabulous

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Put the pie on a cookie sheet and wrap the edges in aluminum foil.  This prevents the edges from burning.

Put the pie on a cookie sheet and wrap the edges in aluminum foil. This prevents the edges from burning.

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Put in the oven to bake for 1 hour. Take the foil off when the center crust starts to brown.

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Eat and enjoy!

Eat and enjoy!

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