2.5 cups all purpose flour and save some for putting on your counter or board for rolling out the dough!
1/2 teaspoon salt **HINT: Salt is important when baking!
1 stick + 6 tablespoons of softened (but not melted) unsalted butter **HINT: Just let the butter sit on the counter for a while before you start baking.
A little bit of ice water
6 large apples cored and cut into cubes (or slices)
2 tablespoons lemon juice **HINT: Apples turn brown quickly without some kind of acidity coating them.
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda (not powder; they don’t work the same way)
1/2 cup of chopped pecans
Directions for dough:
Whisk together 1.25 cups of flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
Add one stick of butter, cubed, and mix until crumbly.
Drizzle in ice water and continue to mix.
Form dough into a disc (or ball), cover in plastic wrap, and refrigerate until it’s hardened up. Probably 30 minutes to an hour.
Directions for filling and topping:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a bowl, mix together apples, lemon juice, sugar, 1/4 cup of flour, and cinnamon. **HINT: Make sure the apples are coated in your mixture.
Roll out the pie crust on your floured surface and fit it into a deep dish ten inch pan.
Fill with the apple mixture.
In a separate bowl, whisk together one cup of flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
Add six tablespoons of softened butter and mix until crumbly and sandy in texture and then add pecans.
Press the mixture into clumps with your fingers (it should be crumbly) and cover the pie with it.
Bake the pie in the center of the oven for about 15 minutes. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for another 45 minutes.
Let cool completely before serving and then enjoy with ice cream or try homemade whipped cream!
This recipe is a good dessert for that dinner party you’ve been wanting to throw or to impress someone special! The recipe looks long, but I promise you will not be wanting anything else to eat for dessert after you’ve made this.