Homemade apple pie recipe

Homemade apple pie recipe

South Africans adore celebrating with food, but we also enjoy cooking cuisine that is appropriate for our wonderful weather. Although apple pie is of American origin, South Africans have adapted it enough to enjoy on rainy days with company. You want something pleasant, like a cup of tea or coffee to warm your heart and soul. This homemade apple pie has a crispy puff pastry crust and a fragrant apple filling, just the way you like it.

Homemade apple pie suggestions

The pie dough is a butter and flour short puff pastry. It’s easy to create and can’t really take long. To prevent the crust from becoming soggy, pre-bake it before adding the filling. Every apple pie requires basic aromatic spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, but if you’re feeling daring, try a touch of allspice. While enjoying a nice cup of coffee and talking with your friends, eat the pie with cream or ice cream.

When it rains in South Africa, you need coffee and something to eat. A homemade apple pie is the best delicious treat to create. It’s golden, delicious delight! Homemade apple pie recipe

Homemade apple pie recipe

Recipe by Jessica Alberts

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Difficulty: Medium

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 50 minutes

Servings: 8

Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes


  • Homemade puff-pastry
  • cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tbsp. sugar

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 250g butter, Cold and cut into pieces

  • 6 tbsp. ice water

  • For the filling
  • 6 cups apples, peeled and thinly sliced (about 6 apples)

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 tbsp. flour

  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • For the pastry
  • Combine flour, sugar and salt in a bowl and mix together.
  • Add cold diced butter and rub the mixture with your fingers until coarse crumbs have formed. Mixture should remain dry and powdery.
  • Add the ice water and mix until moist clumps or small balls form. Press a piece of dough between your finger tips and if the dough sticks together, you have added enough water. If not, add more water a teaspoon full at a time. Be careful not to add too much water or the dough will be sticky and difficult to roll out.
  • Divide dough in half and flatten to form round circles. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour before using.
  • For the apple pie
  • Preheat oven to 210°C.
  • Sprinkle your work surface with flour and roll out bottom pie crust to a 30cm diameter circle. Wrap it around your rolling pin to transfer it to the pie baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, mix all the filling ingredients together.
  • Add the filling mixture to the bottom of the pie pastry.
  • Roll the second piece of dough out and place on top of the filling, making sure to seal the edges.
  • Brush with beaten egg. Bake for 15 minutes and reduce the oven temperature to 180°C and bake for another 40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving. Serve with ice cream or cream.
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