One of my Dad's favorite pies was Classic Apple - plain and simple! In honor of his birthday, we're sharing this today! I've made a lot of apple pies in my lifetime, but this is my all-time favorite go-to recipe!
This is a classic deep dish lattice-topped all-American apple pie - bubbling with cinnamon, caramel and tender fresh apples...melt in your mouth wonderful! And do you see how the apples are piled high and hold up the sugar-sprinkled lattice crust?
If ever there was a "perfect" apple pie, this is it!
First, I use several different types of apples - tart (granny smith) and sweet (braeburn and honey crisp), but you can use whatever combination is currently being picked in your local orchard for the best flavor and texture.
Second, vodka in the pie crust. Hands down, makes the biggest difference and the flakiest, most tender crust you ever had!
Finally, I cook the apple slices and spices BEFORE I put them in the pie shell - just until they are tender, and then let them rest. It really helps keep your pie from "juicing up" too much when you bake it, and you can have that "mile-high" pie that you always dreamed of!
We'll be lighting the candles tonight in your honor Daddy!