All the amazing apple varieties are finally popping up in farmers markets and grocery stores, meaning it's officially apple pie season. And you know what everyone loves? Besides the aroma of apples and cinnamon dancing in the air, people love surprise slices of apple pie.
So if you live alone (like me) but want to make apple pie, keep that important fact in mind. Who can resist a free slice of apple pie? The answer is no one. It will make the day of your neighbors, cleaning lady, doormen, landlord, etc. Just watch as their eyes light up, and you'll understand the loving power of apple pie.
Whatever you do, don't forget the scoop of ice cream. I used and highly recommend bourbon vanilla. À la mode is essential, y'all!
Crust: Filling: Special equipment: 9-inch pie pan
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling dough
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup shortening (recommended: Crisco)
6 apples, peeled, cored, and cut into thin slices (recommended: Jonagold, Rome Beauty, or Pink Lady apples)
1/2 cup granulated white sugar, plus more for garnish
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon, plus more for garnish
1/2 cup to 1 cup all-purpose flour (depending on juiciness of apples)
2 tablespoons butter
Special equipment: 9-inch pie pan