Honey Crisp Pie

By Erika on April 5th, 2013 / / No Comments

 

 

This is my friend Pauline’s famous and incredibly simple Honey Crisp Pie- it’s light and fresh and so delicious! Whenever she makes it, it disappears instantly! The secret is to use really good apples and to not overcook the pie! She doesn’t use any spices and that lets the apple flavor shine though.

Honey Crisp Pie

Honey Crisp Pie

Ingredients

For the crust (or you may buy crust to save time):

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, chilled and cut into pieces

For the pie:

  • 4 or 5 medium to large Honey Crisp Apples, peeled, cored and sliced into 1/4" thin slices
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Make pie dough.

  1. Mix flour, salt and sugar in a medium-size bowl. Cut butter into pieces. With a pastry blender, cut in butter, working until mixture forms little balls.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons ice water. Using your hands, work until dough comes together. Add more water if needed to get dough to come together. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour. When dough is chilled, roll it on a floured surface and roll to about a 14-inch round. Wrap around rolling pin and then gently unwrap over a 9-inch pie plate.
  3. Crimp edges around pie plate rim with fingertips.

Make pie.

  1. Arrange apples so the fan out and are tightly put together in a circular pattern (see picture). In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add white and brown sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved and butter melted. Pour evenly over apples.
  2. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the top is looking golden and slightly caramelized. Remove from heat and serve war or cold.

 

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