Best Apple Pie EVER (from Audrey's Apron)
 
I made 2 batches of dough for the top and bottom crust. The recipe is listed as one batch, so remember to double it!
Ingredients
For the dough (1 batch):
  • 1¾ cups of flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1½ sticks (12 TBSP) butter, cut into pieces
  • ¼ cup ice water
For the filling:
  • 7 or 8 small granny smith apples
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 3 TBSP flour
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (heaped)
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
For the dough:
  1. (Can be done in a food processor, but I used my Kitchenaid mixer, so I will give instructions for that)
  2. Mix together the flour and sugar
  3. Add the butter a little at a time and mix until you have course crumbs
  4. Add the water slowly until the dough balls together. It will be pretty soft.
  5. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, but can be left in the fridge overnight.
For the filling:
  1. Peel, core, and chop the granny smith apples and place aside in a large bowl.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. When completely melted, add the flour and mix until it thickens.
  3. Add the water, sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla.
  4. Let the mixture boil for one minute, and then turn down the heat and simmer for one minute.
  5. Reserve ⅓ of the mixture for the crust. Toss the remaining ⅔ with the apples.
To assemble:
  1. Spray a pie dish with Pam cooking spray. Roll out the bottom crust and place in the pie dish.
  2. Pour the apple mixture inside the crust and make sure the apples are level.
  3. Roll out the second crust and cut into strips (I did about an inch thick) with a pizza cutter or scissors.
  4. Place the trips on top of the pie in a lattice design and trim the excess dough.
  5. Tuck the down into the bottom crust and crimp around to make sure it is secure.
  6. Brush the top of the pie with the butter mixture you set aside, using a pastry brush.
Baking:
  1. Cover the edges of the pie with a pie guard or foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Remove the foil and bake at 425 degrees another 10-15 minutes.
Recipe by It's Always Someone's Birthday at http://www.itsalwayssomeonesbirthday.com/2014/03/in-honor-of-pi-day-zombie-pie.html