An iconic North American dessert, homemade apple pie can be as simple or as spicy as your tastebuds desire. Here we have prize-winning classic apple pie recipes, plus deep-dish apple walnut, apple cumble, apple pear, apple ginger and more.
Thanksgiving weekend last year and The Village at Blue Mountain, Ont., was filled with the fragrance of freshly baked apple pies. For the first-ever Quintessential Apple Pie contest, bakers from this apple-growing region that rings Georgian Bay carried their pies – double crust, single crust, lattice top, streusel, Cheddar crust, even a chocolate apple combo – to the judging tables. Collingwood baking enthusiast Brenda Hall took first prize with a classic double-crust pie – a family recipe that's not too sweet but full and juicy with freshly harvested local McIntosh apples.
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In large bowl, whisk flour with salt. Using pastry blender, cut in butter and lard until in fine crumbs with a few larger pieces.
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Quickly saut?ng the apples first gives them a silky texture and reduces the airspace that naturally occurs under the top crust as the apples shrink during baking.
Serve this rustic deep-dish pie at a fall get-together. Its dramatic presentation — right in the cast-iron skillet — is intriguing.
This sweet and crunchy crumble-top pie is particularly good served warm with ice cream. Choose a firm apple because of the long cooking time.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out pastry and fit into 10-inch (25 cm) pie plate; trim and flute edges. Peel and core apples; cut each into 6 wedg...
Apples join forces with pears to create a rich, juicy pie, perfect for family dining or for potluck or buffet suppers. Use a cooking apple such as Ida Red, Northern Spy, Winesap or Gravenstein.
A crumbly golden brown topping and moist apple-rich filling make this homey pie irresistible.
Reid likes to give his mom a hand with the baking. They can enjoy this recipe — frequently requested by our readers — both in the kitchen and at the table. If you like, top with whipped cream and cinnamon.
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