Making The Easiest Apple Pie For 4th Of July

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When I think of desserts for the 4th of July the first thing that comes to mind is apple pie! This apple pie is packed with delicious juicy cinnamon apples, topped with a brown sugar buttery topping and a flaky crust. Serve it warm over vanilla ice cream and your taste buds will love you forever! What I love about this pie is how easy it is to throw together. Whether you’re a new or seasoned baker this pie is a must try for everyone!

To make this delicious apple pie you simply combine the apples (I always use green apples to break up the sweetness), sugar, flour, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.  Then stir everything together until well blended.

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For the topping, in a medium size bowl add the sugars, butter, and flour. Then mix all the the ingredients with a pastry blender or fork (I always use a fork) until well blended and the topping becomes coarsely crumbled.
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Lastly, fill your pie crust and add your topping. For this making of the apple pie I used the refrigerated rolls of pie crust and layered them into my pie dish. My mom loves pie crust so I added extra crust on the edges of the dish. I’ve also used the frozen pie crusts for this pie and both taste delicious! If you’re wanting to make your own pie crust I recommend trying Sally’s Baking Addiction recipe. She has some great tips and tricks to make the most delicious homemade pie crust. 

When your pie is ready for the oven bake it at 375 degrees for about 50 minutes.  Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and enjoy! 

Don’t forget to check out my tips and tricks below!

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what you’ll need:

  • 1 Deep Dish pie crust
  • 5 ½ cups peeled, cored & sliced cooking apples
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Topping:

  • ¾ cup flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine (room temp)
  • 1/4 cup of finely chopped pecans (optional)

how to:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Put pie crust into pie plate.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the next five ingredients and pile into crust.
  3. Prepare the topping in a medium bowl with a pastry blender or fork.  Mix the flour, sugar, brown sugar, butter and pecans (if desired) until coarsely crumbled.
  4. Sprinkle evenly over apples.
  5. Bake at 375 for 50 minutes.  (If crust gets too brown early on then loosely cover the pie with tin foil and continue baking. I usually have to do this every time about halfway through the baking time.
  6. Serve warm with ice cream and your taste buds will love you forever.  Enjoy!

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tips & tricks

  • I recommend using green apples to break up the sweetness.
  • The thinner the apple slices the shorter the baking time. Last time I made this pie I left my apple slices about an inch thick and after 50 minutes of baking the apples were fully cooked but still had some firmness to them. However, this time I made my apple slices more thin and after 50 minutes of baking the apples were very, very soft.
  • When putting your pie together, you want to make sure you fill the pie crust with a heaping amount of apples as they will cook down.

don’t miss!

We are so excited to be including Anna on our blogger team, but I don’t want you to miss what she has going on day to day at Annie’s Aprons or over on her Instagram here. Now, off to make some apple pie!–Ashley
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  • Dena
    June 30, 2017 at 1:01 PM

    It looks SO yummy! I loooove Apple pie. I can’t wait to make this 🙂