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Christmas Apple Pie
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
A festive apple pie perfect for Christmas!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Kim Beaulieu
For the Dough:
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla salt
  • 2 sticks of butter cold and cubed
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup ice water I used 1/2
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
For the Wash for the top of the Pie:
  • 1 egg beaten
  • cinnamon to taste
  • nutmeg to taste
  • sparkly sugar
For the Filling:
  • 8 apples - peeled and sliced I used 6 granny smith and 2 gala
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter – chilled and sliced
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a food processor or stand mixer (my method of choice) combine the flour, salt, sugar and mix.
  3. Add the butter.
  4. Slowly add the ice water a little at a time to get the desired consistency you want.
  5. Mix just until dough comes together. Do not overwork the dough, it makes tough crust.
  6. Remove the dough from your mixer. Separate into two pieces. Wrap in plastic wrap and pop in the fridge for about 1 hour.
  7. In a large mixing bowl combine cinnamon, nutmeg, sugars and the flour and give it a quick mix. Then add the apples, then toss them to coat with dry ingredients. Set aside.
  8. Remove dough from fridge and roll out first one. Lay in a pie plate you've sprayed with non stick spray. Cut off excess from edges.
  9. Pour apple mixture into the pie plate over top the first piece of dough.
  10. Roll out second piece of dough. Cut out a tree. Lay that piece of dough over top of the pie plate. Crimp your edges.
  11. Place pie in the preheated oven for about 50-55 minutes.
  12. Remove and let cool, if you can. I usually demolish it before it gets a chance to cool.
  13. If you've allowed it to cool you can dress it up by rolling little pieces of coloured pie dough or fondant over top for the ornaments, star and prezzies.
  14. Serve with a big old "I'm a pie geek and I like it" smile!