Our Readers’ Best Apple Pie Recipes

Few things are as “American” as home baked apple pie. The smell of a pie baking, with a hint of cinnamon in the air, brings so many memories flashing through our minds. We reached out to our readers to find their favorite recipes for apple pie goodness. Here are our four choices for best apple pie.Enjoy!

Mini Dulce De Leche Apple Pie Empanadas
Yields 1 Dozen Empanadas

  • 4 Peeled, Cored, Diced Apples (I used Granny Smith & Fuji)
  • 2 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 2-3 Tablespoons of Cornstarch
  • 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • A Dash of Nutmeg
  • 1 Package Refrigerated Pie Crusts
  • 11 ounces Dulce De Leche (store bought or homemade)
  • 1 Egg Lightly Beaten
  • Granulated Sugar
  • 4 Inch Circle Shaped Cutter

1. Dice apples and toss with lemon juice in large bowl.
2. Combine cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg, whisk and set aside.
3. Put diced apples in a 2 quart size saucepan with water. Heat stove to medium high, cover and cook for 8 minutes. Apple pieces will be tender.
4. Add Dulce de Leche reserving just a little to use as drizzle topping and add cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir till well incorporated and heat for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat set aside.
5. Preheat oven to 425° Use Non-stick pan, lining the pan with parchment paper is optional.
6. Lightly flour a counter and unroll pie crust and slightly roll out.
7. Cut out 6 rounds with circle shaped cutter and repeat previous step 6 and 7 for second pie crust.
8. Place pie crust rounds on pan and fill each round on one side by the tablespoon of apple pie filling leaving room to be able to seal the empanada.
9. Brush lightly beaten egg wash around inner edges of each empanada. Fold over and seal each empanada crimping the round sided edge with a fork. Brush each empanada with the remaining egg wash and generously sprinkle them with granulated sugar.
10. Place the pan with the empanadas in the over and heat for 12-14 minutes. Let cool 5-10 minutes.
11. Drizzle Dulce De Leche over top of empanadas.
Enjoy!


So Simple Apple Pie

  • 7 C Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 C sugar, 1 t cinnamon Mix all together

Place filling in pre-made or homemade pie crust. Add about 5-6 pats of butter to top. Cover with another crust, tuck in edges. Decorate top if you want, but vent at least 3 places.
Bake 425 for 15 minutes, 350 for 30 more.
Enjoy warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, or cold!


Caramel Apple Pie

Pie:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 5 large apples, thinly sliced and peeled

Topping:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping

Line 9” pie pan with basic single crust.  In large mixing bowl, stir together the pie mixture, making sure to coat all apples.  Transfer to pie plate.  For topping, stir together sugar, flour and oats.  Cut in butter until it has coarse crumbs.  Sprinkle over apples and bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.  As soon as you take it out of the oven, drizzle caramel sauce – it may be easier to drizzle if warmed up in microwave.  Then sprinkle nuts on top.


Kyle’s White glove special Granny Smith bacon Apple Pie

  • 1 9” pie shell, unbaked
  • 3/4 C light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 T cornstarch
  • 1 t ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 t ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 t ground Allspice
  • 1/4 t ground Clove
  • 6 C peeled, sliced Granny Smith apples
  • 6-8 slices smoked bacon

Preheat oven to 350In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients and toss/mix thoroughly. Add sliced apples and toss to evenly coat/distribute. Use bacon to form a “lattice” top; over/under weaving the strips to cover pie.

Trim edges of bacon to fit, leaving enough extra to “crimp” the ends into the pie shell.Cover loosely with foil and bake one hour.Remove foil, continue baking for 15-20 minutes or until bacon is browned and begins to crisp. (Not too crispy – need to be able to cut to serve) Allow pie to rest roughly one hour before serving.

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