Let’s Bake! (Apple Pie Edition)

I haven’t baked anything new in a while, so here we are! I looked through my trusty Nerdy Nummies cookbook, and one of the basic recipes jumped out at me. I’ve never made Apple Pie before, and since we’re currently in between Fall and Winter, it felt appropriate!

Here’s what you’ll need:

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For the dough:

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 sticks cubed butter
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup water

For the filling:

  • 3 1/2 pounds Granny Smith apples
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp ground allspice
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice

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I had fun rolling the dough together. Mix together all the dry ingredients, then add a little bit of ice water until the dough gets to the right consistency. Then, separate the dough into two disks, and refrigerate for an hour.

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The filling was easy enough to make as well. Just cut up the apples and mix in all the flours, sugar and spices. Once it’s all mixed, add the lemon juice and mix it together again.

I love rolling out dough. It’s like playing with playdough again (which, I do fairly often at work anyway). So one of the disks, you want to roll out and place in the dish to be the base. Add in all the apple filling, then place the second dough on top. I have no idea how to do that cool pie edge crimp thing, but I tried. Add some slits on the top, and cover in egg wash to get the crust to go that nice golden brown colour. Bake it for around 15 minutes at 230 degrees, then for another 40 minutes at 180 degrees.

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I forget that the sun sets at 5pm now, so the lighting isn’t great in the photos from here on out. That being said, our house smelt so good while the pie was baking! Once it was out, we let it cool and then had a slice.

It was so good!! For my first go of making anything pie related, I’m really happy with how this came out! I would have spent more time trying to take better photos, but I really just wanted to eat pie!

What’s something you’ve baked recently?


Hello internet! My name is Angela. I write daily about my travels, life, thoughts, and ramblings. I live down in New Zealand with my lovely husband, Rory. Thanks for stopping by!
  1. So I have all of the ingredients except the apples. πŸ™„Anyways, thanks for sharing, Angela. I’ll be bookmarking this recipe.

    1. Hehe, they are a key ingredient in Apple pie πŸ˜‚ definitely give this recipe a go sometime! It’s so delicious πŸ˜‹

  2. Looks fantastic!

    1. Thank you!

  3. This looks so yummy! My great grandmother (106) has an amazing apple pie recipe that my mom has mastered- I can’t wait to be as good of a baker as her (:

    1. It was so delicious! Its definitely such a classic dessert, I love how everyone has their own twist and recipe of it πŸ˜€

  4. Apple pie is a classic and yours looks delicious! Pastry is like playing with playdough πŸ˜›

    1. Thanks Chanelle, it was so yummy! It’s so relaxing rolling and playing with pastry πŸ˜€

  5. I love apple pie! πŸ™‚

    1. It’s so good! I definitely plan on having it more! πŸ˜ƒ

  6. Apple pie is my favorite kind of pie!!!

    1. It’s so good!!

  7. That looks delicious!! I totally want to bake pies in the fall because I didn’t get to so that last year lol. Not bad for a first try, I can only hope my first time is as good as this one πŸ˜ƒ

    1. It really was!! I don’t have apple pie much, but I definitely plan on making this again!! I hope your pie comes out amazing πŸ˜€

  8. That apple pie looks absolutely delicious! Even though we are in summer, I’m definitely craving an apple pie now, haha. Great job! <3

    1. It was so good! It’s such a nice treat πŸ˜€

  9. Mmmmm it looks amazing I love Apple pie 😊 xx

    1. It’s definitely become one of my favourite desserts! πŸ˜€

  10. I adore apple pie and this one looks so yummy! And girl your pie came out SO well! Pie making is my nemesis! LOL. <3

    1. Thank you!! I’m so happy with how it came out, and it was so good πŸ˜€

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