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Perfect Apple Pie

perfect apple pie Dessert
Perfect Apple Pie
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 3 hr 0 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 8

A classic apple pie recipe takes a shortcut with easy Pillsbury® unroll-fill refrigerated pie crust. When you’re choosing apples for the filling, seek out locally grown varieties and regional favorites to give your pie a unique “hometown” quality. MORE+ LESS-

October 24, 2018
Pillsbury Pie Crust
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Pillsbury Pie Crust

Ingredients

Crust

1
box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box

Filling*

6
cups thinly sliced, peeled apples (6 medium)
3/4
cup sugar
2
tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1
tablespoon lemon juice

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 425°F. Place 1 pie crust in ungreased 9-inch glass pie plate. Press firmly against side and bottom.
  • 2
    In large bowl, gently mix filling ingredients; spoon into crust-lined pie plate. Top with second crust. Wrap excess top crust under bottom crust edge, pressing edges together to seal; flute. Cut slits or shapes in several places in top crust.
  • 3
    Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until apples are tender and crust is golden brown. Cover edge of crust with 2- to 3-inch wide strips of foil after first 15 to 20 minutes of baking to prevent excessive browning. Cool on cooling rack at least 2 hours before serving.

Expert Tips

  • Two (21-oz.) cans apple pie filling can be used if you’re short on time.
  • The flour tossed with the fresh apples turns their juices into a thickened, spiced sauce during baking. Mix it with the sugar and spices before tossing the mixture with the apples.
  • Let the pie cool for a while before cutting into it, as the filling will thicken as it cools, making it easier to slice.
  • Do all the legwork to prep the pie (or two), then slide it into a jumbo plastic freezer bag and stash it into the freezer until you need it. Bake it straight from the freezer, starting the oven at 425°F for 10 minutes, then turning the temp down to 375°F until the pie is golden brown and bubbling—about 1 hour.
  • To make Caramel-Pecan Apple Pie: right after removing the pie from the oven, drizzle with 1/3 cup caramel ice cream topping. Sprinkle with 2 to 4 tablespoons chopped pecans.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
200mg
8%
Potassium
80mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
43g
14%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
27g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • This apple pie recipe is already perfect, but if you want it to look as perfect as it tastes, we have a few expert recommendations for you. First, refrigerated pie crusts should be baked in either glass or dull-metal pie pans. A dark pan will cause too much browning while a shiny pan will prevent your pie from achieving the golden-brown crust that makes apple pie irresistible. Speaking of overbrowning, to prevent your crust from burning, cover the edges with strips of foil halfway through the bake time. When you use refrigerated pie crust, you must allow the dough to soften before you use it. Otherwise you will have difficulty pressing the dough and getting it to adhere to the pie plate. If you don’t carefully press the dough into the plate, it will retract back to its original shape. Perfecting the crust is arguably the most important part of pie making. But the filling is the other half of the equation. Lucky for you, we have a few tricks up our sleeve for that, too. Once you’ve mastered this easy apple pie recipe, you can find more in our apple pie recipe collection [https://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/dish-type/pies/apple], which includes time-tested favorites, modern new twists and heirloom inspiration.

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