Would you like an apple pie with that sweet apple and crunchy crust made from scratch? This eggless apple pie will satisfy your taste buds for sure. This signature apple pie brings back favorite memories and will create new ones.
Everyone seems to know what their favorite apple pie tastes like, however when it comes to recreating that same flavor, many find that you have to make an apple pie from scratch to recreate that Mom’s apple pie experience.
If you’re looking to make a homemade apple pie, you can find plenty of free apple pie recipes online that will show you how to make an apple pie from scratch, including the pie crust, or with already made pie crust.
Maybe you just need to learn how to make an apple pie filling to put in a ready-made pie shell. No problem. There are plenty of easy apple pie recipes that require hardly any time at all. Best of all, when you serve up your own version of hot, homemade apple pie, you’ll be creating some new great memories with each and every bite.
My eggless apple pie is the easiest-made pie that will be done fast. Step by step with illustrations for you to make it easier.
How to make this signature apple pie?
Even if every apple pie has the same main ingredients, the result is different in every house. That’s because our taste is different. Maybe you like it sweeter than me or you like to use more apple in the filling… Is different, but at the same time is the same thing, and is hard to do it wrong.
The filling generally includes sugar, butter, and cinnamon, for optional also lemon juice or nutmeg. The fruit for the pie can be fresh, canned, or reconstituted from dried apples. But the best choice is always fresh.
Question 1: What kind of apples do you use for an apple pie?
My first choice is Sweet-tart apples, but also Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, or Granny Smiths are good choices. These apples have a nice flavor and hold their shape without turning mushy when cooked. Red Delicious and Gala are two apples that won’t withstand cooking temperatures and should not be used for apple pie.
Question 2: Should you peel apples for apple pie?
Yes, please. Peeled apples will give you a soft pie but unpeeled apples will add a bit of color and hard texture to your pie. However, if you use Red Delicious or Gala apples… or any which is not a good choice for the apple pie, may prevent the apples from melding together when baked.
Question 3: Do you cook apples before making apple pie?
Don’t cook them. The only thing that is good to do, is to add them to the water until you can put the pie in the oven. That’s because you prevent having a brown color. But there is no need to cook them before.
For the dough, combine all the ingredients together and mix the mixture until coarse crumbs form with some pea-sized pieces then stop mixing.
Add the cool water and pulse just until moist clumps or small balls form. If the dough sticks together, you don’t have to add more extra water.
Transfer dough to a clean work surface, and gather dough together into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Rolled out your pie crust and transfer it into the pie pan.
For the apple filling, peel and cut up apples into small pieces. Put apples in a bowl of water and lemon juice to keep from turning brown and to keep fresh.
In a separate bowl, mix sugars, flour, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg (optional). Add the sugar mixture to the apples. Add softened margarine (optional).
Stir all together.
Pour apples into the dough pie crust. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 1 ¼ hour.
Facts 1. Does apple pie need to be refrigerated?
You don’t need to refrigerate the apple pie as long as it was baked less than two days ago. If it was baked more than two days ago you can put it in the refrigerator for up to 4 – 5 days. This advice is valid for all baked goods. For example, the Hungarian Beigli also.
Facts 2. How to reheat apple pie?
Used your oven to reheat a whole apple pie. Heat your oven to 350°F, then place the pie on a baking sheet and cover with foil. For a standard 9-inch pie, heat for 15-20 minutes.
Facts 3. Should apple pie be served warm or cold?
Always wait until it cooled down. Serving pie hot from the oven is dangerous because of all that hot sugar. Allow your pie to cool for about an hour.
Eggless Apple Pie
- 2 ½ cups cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 3 tbsp vegetable oil
- 7 tbsp cool water
- 7-8 apples
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup white sugar
- 2 tbsp flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp nutmeg (optional)
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter (optional)
- sugar and cinnamon for sprinkling
- Place the dry ingredients into the bowl of a food processor and combine. Add the unsalted butter and mix the mixture until coarse crumbs form with some pea-sized pieces then stop mixing. The mixture should stay dry and powdery.
- Add the cool water and pulse just until moist clumps or small balls form. If the dough sticks together, you don't have to add more extra water. If not, add more water carefully, just with one spoon at a time.
- Transfer dough to a clean work surface, and gather dough together into a ball (DO NOT knead the dough). Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour before using in recipes.
- Rolled out your pie crust and transfer it into the pie pan.
- Peel and cut up apples into small pieces. Put apples in a bowl of water and lemon juice to keep from turning brown and to keep fresh.
- In a separate bowl, mix sugars, flour, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg (optional). Add the sugar mixture to the apples. Add softened margarine (optional).
- Stir all together.
- Pour apples into the dough pie crust. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 1 ¼ hour.
- Wait, until it cools down. Enjoy!
This recipe will be perfect for Thanksgiving or any party, celebration especially during the fall season. Your family and all your friends will lick their fingers after they taste it. Another way to make it is the Best Apple Oatmeal Cake from SabrinaCurrie.