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Christmas Apple Pie

A festive apple pie perfect for Christmas!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Kim Beaulieu

Ingredients

For the Dough:

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

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a food processor or stand mixer (my method of choice) combine the flour, salt, sugar and mix.
  • Add the butter.
  • Slowly add the ice water a little at a time to get the desired consistency you want.
  • Mix just until dough comes together. Do not overwork the dough, it makes tough crust.
  • Remove the dough from your mixer. Separate into two pieces. Wrap in plastic wrap and pop in the fridge for about 1 hour.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pour apple mixture into the pie plate over top the first piece of dough.
  • Roll out second piece of dough. Cut out a tree. Lay that piece of dough over top of the pie plate. Crimp your edges.
  • Place pie in the preheated oven for about 50-55 minutes.
  • Remove and let cool, if you can. I usually demolish it before it gets a chance to cool.
  • 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.
  • Serve with a big old "I'm a pie geek and I like it" smile!