a slice of apple pie on a gold striped plate
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Homemade Italian Apple Pie

Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American/Italian
Keyword: apple crostata, apple pie, homemae apple pie, Italian Apple pie
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 431kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen

Ingredients

FOR THE PIE CRUST

  • 1 3/4 - 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk

FOR THE APPLE FILLING

  • 3 apples cleaned and chopped (I use Royal Gala)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch

Instructions

  • Pre heat oven to 350F (180C). Grease and flour an 8" or 9" pie plate (20-23 cm)
  • FOR THE PIE CRUST
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, sugar and baking powder, cut in the butter with a pastry blender until it resembles coarse crumbs, then add the egg and egg yolk, bring it together slightly with a fork.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface, work the dough together to form a soft dough (if too sticky add a little more flour). Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Remove from fridge and knead a few times to soften up the dough, if needed. Divide the dough into 2 equal parts, and roll with a lightly floured rolling pin into two circles. Fit the dough into the prepared pie plate with the dough.

FOR THE APPLE FILLING

  • Meanwhile, while the dough chills in the fridge start to prepare the filling. In a medium-large sized pot add the butter and melt over low heat, then add the brown sugar, apples and cinnamon, stir to combine and continue to cook on low / medium heat for approximately 10-15 minutes, stirring often, then add the cornstarch, stir to combine and continue to cook for approximately 3-5 minutes until thickened (will still be a little runny), remove from heat.
  • Pour the filling on the pie crust and top with the second pie dough*. Bake for approximately 30 minutes. Check after 20 minutes and if crust is browning too much then cover with foil and continue baking. Enjoy!

*You can cover with strips, or use a small cookie cutter to make different forms.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 192mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 557IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 3mg