Project π

Project π

Apple Pie

Did someone say “apple pie?” No… okay, well that is what this post is about anyway. As a fan of apple pie and a new resident of Massachusetts, land of many apple orchards, I thought it only appropriate to bake my soon to be famous apple pie recipe and share it so you can truly learn to make (almost) anything. So where did this recipe come from, well, I just google apple pie recipes and then improvise and mix and match the top 4 results or so. Note: It is imperative that we make our crust ourselves. (Neil wouldn’t let you get by without knowing how to make the every part of the process… No need to mold your own pie dish, but extra credit if so :)


  • Crust
    • 3 cups flour
    • 1 cup butter unsalted (2 sticks)
    • 1 tsp of sugar (ish)
    • 1/2 tsp of salt (ish)
    • 4-6 tbsp ice-water
  • Filling
    • 8 Apples, freshly picked, your choice on type (peeled)
    • 1/2 cup white sugar
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup flour
    • 1 tsp cinnamon (ish)
    • A bit of lemon juice to add a lil kick (also keeps the apples from prematurely browning)

Time to make: Approx 3hrs. total

Making the crust

  1. Take butter out of the fridge and let it soften slightly
  2. Pour 3 cups of flour into a large bowl
  3. Add salt and sugar and mix into flour
  4. Cut butter into tbsp cubes and drop into flour
  5. Mix butter into flour with bare hands until well mixed
  6. Begin to add water a tbsp at a time while mixing still with hands
  7. Once mixed, roll into 2 balls to place in refrigerator for at least 30 min


Making the filling

  1. Peel apples (almost forgot this part)
  2. Core apples
  3. Slice apples into 1/8ths
  4. Place apples into large bowl
  5. Add lemon juice (perhaps a spritz over the top)
  6. Add white sugar and brown sugar
  7. Add cinnamon
  8. Start mixing it up
  9. Add some flour to thicken it up


Now that we have our components, preheat the oven to 425ºF, roll out the dough, (rolling pin of choice is a wine bottle w/ parchment paper). Place one half of the rolled dough into the pie pan, fill with filling, cover with other half of the dough, and cut some vents. Some people like to add a light milk/egg white glaze on the top of the pie to make it nice and shiny.


And finally, Bake

at 400-425ºF ~50 minutes (better to be on the safe side, check in to make sure the pie is not burning)

Note: Don’t fall asleep next to the oven