No matter how much diligent Pinterest research you do, somehow crafts and baked goods come out looking a smidge…off. For how easy many of these tutorials claim their recipes are, we often find that it takes a bit of beginner, bordering on intermediate skill, to get it done the way it says. So, in the few days before Thanksgiving, the A-List team was determined to find a pie recipe that was not only easy but essentially fool-proof.
And we succeeded! We present to you, the easiest apple pie recipe that ever did exist!
- (1) 2 pack of pie crust; we recommend Pillsbury!
- (7) or (8) Apples; most recipes will tell you to get tart apples like Granny Smith but if you want something a little on the sweeter side, we recommend Pink Lady
- (1/2 Cup) Brown Sugar
- (1/2 Cup) White Sugar
- (1/2 Cup) Unsalted Butter
- (1/4 Cup) Water
- (3 tps) Flour
- Preheat the oven to a smoldering 425 degrees Fahrenheit (220 degrees Celsius for our sistas celebrating abroad).
- The best thing about having pre-made dough for crust is that you get all that homemade pie glory in less than half the time. Put that dough to use in a cute pie dish or, if you’re a practical baker, a disposable dish. Unfold one dough roll and place it in the bottom of the pie dish; the sides of the dough might hang out of it’s too long but that’ll be resolved later!
- Prepping the apples might take some time but we’ve found you some shortcuts. First, use a potato peeler to get all the skin off the apples. Now that that’s done, cut the apples into thick slices, removing the core/tops and bottoms of the apple… they don’t have to look pretty! They’ll be smothered in sugar and housed inside the pie so no one will notice! Once the apples are cut, put the slices in the pie dish on top of the first layer of crust…no apple marinated needs to happen on this one!
- Now for the goodness that goes inside the pie. Melt the butter (we used the microwave as a cheat, shh) and put in a saucepan. Sprinkle the flour on top and mix it in, but don’t let the flour sit too long—little dumplings will form and cook if you do! Immediately add water.
- Pun time! Pour some sugar on me (like the song? Get it?). Add the white sugar, then the brown and bring to a slight boil while mixing. The result should look like caramel colored, cloudy syrup. Yummmm.
- Take that syrup and pour it over the apples in the pie dish. Try to evenly distribute it around the apples so everything is covered.
- Remember that second crust? Lay it flat on top of the apples and pinch the ends of the dough all the way around the pan to form the crust. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, slice the dough into stripes and lay them over and under one another on the apples to create a lattice looking crust.
- Over and under to form a cute lattice design!
- Pop it into the oven, wait 15 minutes, take it out, and let it cool! There you have it, good old fashioned apple pie.
The finished product was oh-so-tasty!