Paula Deen’s Apple Pie

Paula Deen’s classic Apple Pie with a buttery homemade lattice top crust and brown sugar apples.

Paula Deen's classic Apple Pie with a buttery homemade lattice top crust and brown sugar apples.

**Originally posted in November 2016

Greetings from we’re-moving-in-a-week-and-I’m-procrastinating-packing central!!

Yup. ONE WEEK ya’ll.

Actually, it’s a little bit longer than that. We close on the house next Tuesday, but we probably won’t move until the weekend after Thanksgiving. But still, I figure I better be packed by the time we close anyway since I know the week will be filled with fence installation, painting, and Thanksgiving family festivities!

But anyway. Welcome to more pie!

 

Paula Deen's classic Apple Pie with a buttery homemade lattice top crust and brown sugar apples.

Do you know which ones you’re making for Thanksgiving yet??

I know for sure we’ll have chocolate chocolate chip pecan pie, pecan pie, and probably a chocolate cream pie. My family doesn’t really do the fruity pie thing. I didn’t either, until I got married. And fruit pie is like my husband’s version of Thanksgiving heaven, so I had to adjust…

In the 10 years we’ve been married, I’ve slowly progressed from all-out fighting him on pie (“How can you want pie for your birthday? No, surely you meant you actually wanted this chocolate cake…”) to begrudgingly bringing along purchased frozen pies for him to eat at holiday get-togethers, to cautiously topping sweet little tarts with 2 or 3 berries… until I finally reached and embraced the mother of all fruit pies.

This golden brown all-the-way-from-scratch beauty of an apple pie. Lattice top, caramel drizzle and all. And guess what? I LOVE IT. Maybe even as much as my Triple Decker Brownie Pie ????.

Paula Deen's classic Apple Pie with a buttery homemade lattice top crust and brown sugar apples.

This is my go-to Paula Deen recipe. The filling is crazy simple and extra delicious (you know it is, because it came from Paula!). I like drizzling salted caramel sauce on top after it’s baked, but that’s totally your prerogative. And I’ve recently discovered that it’s not all that scary to make a homemade pie crust. If you’re interested, I’ve got step-by-step photos and video to make it a lot less intimidating!

And if you have any day-old leftovers, be sure to nuke a slice with cheddar cheese melted on top! Just trust me. It’s amazing. ????

Paula Deen's Apple Pie

Paula Deen's classic Apple Pie with a buttery homemade lattice top crust and brown sugar apples.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup flour

1 tsp cinnamon

pinch of nutmeg

7 medium green apples, peeled and sliced

1 tbsp lemon juice

3 tbsp butter, cubed

2 unbaked pie crusts

egg wash for brushing on crust

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375ºF.

Mix together the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Place the apple slices in a large mixing bowl. Toss with the dry ingredients mixture to coat.

Press a pie crust into a 9-inch pie dish. Fill with the apple mixture.

Drizzle the lemon juice over the apples. Sprinkle the cubed butter over top as well.

Place the second pie crust over the filling (you can make a lattice top or simply cut slits to vent the steam). Press edges to seal.

Bake for 55-60 minutes. Let cool before slicing.

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Paula Deen's classic Apple Pie with a buttery homemade lattice top crust and brown sugar apples.