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Apple Pie a la Donatella

by Donatella Arpaia

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (cut into cubes and refrigerated)
  • 1/3 cup ice water
  • 6 granny smith apples (peeled, cored, & sliced)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Preparation

Prep 60 |  Cook60 |  Serves: 1
  1. 1) Pie Crust
  2. 2) In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt. Cut butter into flour with a pastry cutter or a food processer and process until small beads form.
  3. 3) Add water 1 tablespoon at a time until dough forms a ball. Do not over process.
  4. 4) Form into 2 discs, wrap, and refrigerator for 30 minutes
  5. 5) Filling
  6. 6) In a medium bowl, toss sliced apples with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
  7. 7) Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl and then toss with apples. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  8. 8) Roll out a pie disc into a 12-inch round about 1/8-inch thick and press into oven-safe pie plate. Fill the shell with the apples.
  9. 9) Roll out second pie dough forming a disc and place over filling. Seal edges together and brush top of pie with egg wash.
  10. 10) Sprinkle top with 2 teaspoons granulated sugar and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  11. 11) Bake in pizza oven until pastry is lightly browned and filling is cooked, approximately 40 minutes to 1 hour.