Lots of comfort food starts with a crust, and we used one recipe to create in several ways. Try this simple crust recipe to make a rustic apple pie, and be sure to share with a friend!
- 1¼ cups flour
- 1 stick salted butter
- ¼ cup chilled water
Put flour in cold bowl. Cut in the cold butter using a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the cold water slowly, mixing in with a fork. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. Roll the dough into a circle using flour on a cool surface, then press it into a pie plate or cut into desired size.
Apple Pie Filling:
- 6 large apples of different varieties. We like to use a few Granny Smith apples in this mix.
- 1 tbsp of flour or any gluten free flour or your choice.
- Pinch of salt
- Juice of 1 medium size lemon
- Cinnamon and sugar to taste
Add a combination of your favorite spices, such as nutmeg, ginger, allspice, cloves, and cardamom. You can also finely chop your favorite nuts and add them to your mixture. Peel and chop the apples into small pieces and place in a bowl. Add your other ingredients and mix well together. Place the apple mixture in a saucepan on top of the stove, and cook on medium heat until the apples are soft and have formed a pie filling consistency. Place cooked apples in butter crust and bake in the oven at 400 degrees F until the pie crust is a darker golden color (about 5 minutes). Add more time if needed.
You can see below that we were able to enjoy this comfort crust in many fun ways!
By Anita Oldham | Photos by Melissa Donald