Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Deep Dish Apple Pie

 The hint of citrus that is added to the apple mixture is delightful. This is a perfect way to enjoy all those delicious apples that are in season. This is also a great addition to the Thanksgiving table.


Deep-Dish Apple Pie
Makes: one 10-inch pie
Note: Recipe from Barefoot Contessa
Ingredients:
4 pounds Granny Smith apples, peeled, quartered and cored
Zest of 1 lemon
Zest of 1 orange
2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 Tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 cup sugar, plus 1 teaspoon to sprinkle on top
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
Perfect Pie crust ( see recipe below)
1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 400 F
2. Cut each apple quarter in thirds crosswise and combine in a bowl with the zests, juices, 1/2 cup sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice.
3. Roll out half the pie dough ( see recipe below) and drape it over the pie pan to extend about 1/2 inch over the rim. Don't stretch the dough; if  it's too small, just put it back on the board and re-roll it.
4. Fill the pie with the apple mixture. Brush the edge of the bottom piecrust with the egg wash so the top crust will adhere. Top with the second crust and trim the edges of the bottom crust and crimp the two together with your fingers or a fork. Brush the entire top crust with the egg wash, sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sugar and cut four or five slits.
5. Place the pie on a sheet pan and bake for 1 to 1 1/4 hours, or until the crust is browned and the juices begin to bubble out. Serve warm.

Perfect Pie Crust
Makes: two 10-inch crusts

Ingredients:
12 Tablespoons (1-1/2 sticks) very cold unsalted butter
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1/3 cup very cold vegetable shortening
6 to 8 tablespoons ( about 1/2 cup) ice water

Directions:
1. Dice the butter and return it to the refrigerator while you prepare the flour mixture. Place the flour, salt and sugar in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade and pulse a few times to mix. Add the butter and shortening. Pulse 8 to 12 times, until the butter is the size of peas. With the machine running, pour the ice water down the feed tube and pulse the machine until the dough begins to form a ball. Dump out on a floured board and roll into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
2. Cut the dough in half. Roll each piece on a well floured board into a circle, rolling from the center to the edge, turning and flouring the dough to make sure it doesn't stick to the board. Fold the dough in half, place in a pie pan and unfold to fit the pan. Repeat with the top crust.

Enjoy!


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63 comments:

Anncoo said...

Looks delicious. Will add this in my to do list.

theycallmejane said...

THANK YOU for the perfect pie crust recipe. I've asked for a food processor (breaking my 'no presents that plug in' rule) for my birthday (in 3 weeks!). I've always been afraid of making my own pie crust and used those terrible pre-fab ones. Can't wait to try this. You make is sound like I could actually do this!

Cathy said...

I love Barefoot recipes - they always turn out great for me! This pie looks like something that would be a big hit with my family.

My Little Space said...

Such a delicious recipe! Love the pastry as well. Thanks for sharing, Velva.

Nat said...

that looks gorgeous velva...! I love the deep golden crust...its my favorite part of an apple pie !

Gina said...

That looks delicious!

George Gaston said...

Velva, I just want to take a huge scoop of this amazing looking pie. It looks incredible! Thanks

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

This looks DELICIOUS!!

Pierce said...

I am printing this recipe for sure. Looks wonderful Velva!

Mimi said...

That looks so fabulous. The citrus is a nice addition to apples. All I need is some ice cream and a spoon.
Mimi

teresa said...

this looks just amazing, i love it!

Chef E said...

I can smell this all the way in Jersey! Looks like my piece is still waiting :)

Donna-FFW said...

Incredible, Id like mine topped with vanilla please. Bet your house smelled fantastic!

Fresh Local and Best said...

This pie looks delicious!

Kim said...

Oh dear...this looks insanely delicious!! I'll take some with some vanilla ice cream please :D

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Looks beautiful! I do love deep dish pies. The lemon and orange...such a great addition.

Marguerite said...

Fabulous recipe! Love Ina's desserts! Looks extremely delicious!

D. @ Outside Oslo said...

Apple desserts are wonderful this time of year! I made an apple crisp recently with the zest of an entire lemon, and it was wonderful. I bet your pie is delicious, too. All those flavors really sound like they'd be good on Thanksgiving.

3 hungry tummies said...

Must be the weather over there, everyone is baking something or the other, will have to bookmark this for later.

Laura in Paris said...

Oh, Velca, it's the right season for apples! Your deep pan pie feels delicious.
Can you cut an apple pie with a chees knife? Am not sure, but if you like cheese, visit my blog, I have a French Cheese Knife giveaway!

Katy ~ said...

You know, I think I just might have to put aside my favorite apple pie recipe to try this. I am crazy mad for deep dish apple pie and this looks, well, crazy good! Velva, you are a gem for finding and sharing this.

Palidor said...

YUM! I love deep dish pie, and apple is my favorite kind! Would love to have a big slice with a scoop of ice cream.

Barbara said...

What a picture perfect pie Velva! I love the deep pan..never have done that. Guess I will now!

TKW said...

I think the addition of orange and lemon is genius!!

5 Star Foodie said...

Deep dish apple pie sounds awesome! I must make this very soon!

Leslie said...

I love how you did this! It looks wonderful...I love Ina's recipes.

Rita said...

I've had to catch up on some of your past posts. Everything looks so good and inviting. Looking forward to making the soup and the delicious deep dish pie/

Erica said...

That crust looks fantastic, Velva!

Claudia said...

Wow Velva - that is incredible! Love the deep dish filled with apple-goodness.

Chris said...

That's a single serving, right? Good, pass me a half gallon of ice cream:)

Trish said...

Gosh...that is picture perfect! Kind of looks rustic and you know, like you would hear music swell and sun shine on a picnic table where you would eat your slice amidst golden and red leaves falling. Grin. Well done!

Kathleen said...

Velva, this looks DE-Lish!! Thanks for sharing!

Joanne said...

I adore apple pie! One of the best parts of fall for sure. Deep dish is definitely the way to go!

The Absence of Alternatives said...

Velva, welcome back! I hope you had wonderful anniversary celebration in NYC! This pit looks delicious. I have a question: is it ok if I use pre-fab crusts? (Don't throw your rolling pin at me!) I don't have a food processor. I've asked for one, to which my husband just LAUGHED.

Sweet and Savory said...

This is a hearty pie. It looks great. If you could send a piece, my way, I would be one happy lady.

Caroline said...

Wow, what a pie! I have never made a real pie crust myself but maybe with the help of this post I will try! Love your blog by the way. I especially like the little blurb about how this will be an outlet for you to talk about food so you don't bore your friends. I feel the same way!

Hungry Dog said...

Oh my goodness gracious, this looks incredible!

Kasha said...

OOOH Velva! So yummy! I love your name by the way. Do you get that a lot?

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow please can I have some with custard looks amazing

Sophia said...

Wow I loved how you added citrus to the pie...it's amazing! I'll bet it tasted particularly refreshing...

Sophie said...

What a marvellous & fab desert this is!!

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM,....just so lovely, Velva!

petite nyonya said...

I love home made apple pie just like yours! It gives me a really warm & fuzzy homey feeling that I so adore! :D

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Oh Velva..that pie is adorable..I just found you and love your blog..I will be following you..

Thanks for stopping by and YES ! Love those little Christmas tins with the butter cookies...

....so cozy and old fashion...

I'll check back later...

Best,
Kary

Karen Deborah said...

umm yummy! thanks for coming by to visit me and come back again!!

my kitchen said...

Looks fantastic,want to taste it.Thanks for visiting my blog & ur valuable comment.Keep in touch

Natasha said...

I am so glad you posted this Velva. I have decided that now I am officially a Stay at home mum I need to learn how to make pastry. I have never made it from scratch before so I'm a bit worried about it. I will follow this recipe and see how I go.
I appreciate your visit too and thanks for the birthday wishes!
Have a lovely weekend, Natasha.
PS Hope you had a wonderful New York Anniversary!

Linda - one scoop at a time said...

Thanks for your nice comments on my blog. I'm glad to have found yours as well. You are truly talented and I hope to learn some cooking tips and tricks from your adventures in the kitchen.

the ungourmet said...

Bring on the apple recipes! I have so many apples right now! Your pie looks wonderful! :D

love lives in the kitchen said...

wow! i would love to taste a pice of it now! it looks so delicious!
have a sweet weekend!
justyna

stephchows said...

mmmm the deep dish aspect makes it 10 times better if you ask me :)

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Hi Velva! Your blog is wonderful!!

I've made many of Ina's recipe, but not this one so thank you for featuring it. I know we would love it (and I have a big basket of Granny Smiths just begging to be used.) :)

I'm signing up to follow along. xo ~m

lisaiscooking said...

I love a little citrus in an apple pie. Looks fantastic!

Bunny said...

Oh you just hit my soft spot! I love apples, this pie looks fantastic!

Lynda said...

This is one perfect apple pie! I'd love a piece ,or two, with my tea! :)
I love pie crust with both butter and shortening as it's so flakey!
Great post, Velva!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Now I just love a good apple pie, this one looks perfect.
xxx

Michelle said...

I just heard about adding a bit of orange to apple pie yesterday and now I read about it on my blog! Have to try this soon and since we are loaded up with apples, sooner is better then later.

Angie's Recipes said...

Velva, the apple pie looks really good, and it would be perfect for me served with a large scoop of white chocolate ice cream!

Lori Lynn said...

That does look delightful!
With a cup of black coffee for me, please...
LL

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I can just smell those delightfully spiced apples and that buttery crust!

marymac said...

yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Olga said...

I like both the idea of adding citrus and making it in a square dish! Definitely a fun take on the classic.

Jen said...

wow! awesome!

uma said...

must try this!

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