Hi friends! It's national Pi day. Which actually has nothing to do with pie, but in short, I guess it gives food lovers the excuse to bake pies. So here's mine! I'm a sucker for apple pie, but sometimes it gets a little too cray for me. Aka: too much thick cinnamon-y filling. So I wanted to take sort of a fresh outlook. Ginger!!
To zing it up a bit I added lemon and ginger, and to be honest, I almost ate all the apples out of the filling before I put the crust on top. I'm not totally sold on ginger either, but man, did it add a fresh kick with the sour of the lemon. I put a few pictures below of the process of making the pie and below all those is the recipe! I hope you guys give it a try! No calculator needed ;)
2 gala apples
2 granny smith apples
zest of one lemon
fresh squeezed lemon juice of ½ a lemon
½ teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/3 cups cold unsalted butter
2 teaspoons salt
12 tablespoons ice water
- Start by making the pie dough. This recipe has enough for a bottom and top crust.
- Add flour and chopped cold butter into a food processor. Blend until butter is no larger than pea sized. Add salt and begin to pour in water, while continuing to pulse in the food processor.
- Once all the water has been poured into the flour and butter mixture, pour out onto floured surface.
- Bring dough together with hands and kneed briefly until it comes together.
- Cut dough in half, wrap both in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minuets.
- Time to make the filling!
- Cut apples in ½ inch thick pieces and place in a bow. Add lemon juice, lemon zest, ginger, brown sugar, and flour.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
- Take dough out of the refrigerator, and roll dough on a floured surface. Transfer into pie dish and add filling.
- Roll out remainder of the pie and top with the crust however you would like!
- Brush the top of the pie crust with a beaten egg. Bake for 30 minuets. Then turn down heat to 350 degrees F. and bake for a remaining 30 minuets until golden brown. Enjoy!