Lattice Crust Apple Pie

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Get ready to bake the ultimate Thanksgiving dessert – a classic lattice crust apple pie that’s bound to steal the show! Here’s why you’ll fall in love with this delicious treat:

Why You’ll Love This Apple Pie:

Perfect Flaky Crust: The star of the show is the flaky, all-butter pie crust. It’s the key to making this pie extra special! Plus, using all butter gives it the best flavor. Want to take it up a notch? Swap water for vodka or bourbon to make it even flakier.

Sweet and Spiced Filling: Inside, you’ll find a sweet and warmly spiced apple filling that’s just right. With cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves, it’s bursting with cozy fall flavors. And because the filling is precooked, you’ll get a perfectly flaky bottom crust every time, without any sogginess.

Beautiful Presentation: Let’s talk about that lattice crust! It adds a touch of elegance to your Thanksgiving table. Who can resist those pretty woven strips of dough? It’s the perfect finishing touch for your holiday feast!

Ingredients You’ll Need:

Lattice Crust Apple Pie

Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 8 slices


**For the Flaky Pie Crust:**

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter cold and cubed
  • 2-4 tablespoons vodka water, or bourbon (cold)
  • 1 egg beaten (for egg wash)
  • 1-2 tablespoons turbinado sugar for sprinkling

**For the Apple Filling:**

  • 8 cups peeled cored, and diced apples (Honeycrisp, Gala, or Granny Smith)
  • ¾ cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • teaspoon ground cloves
  • teaspoon salt


**For the Pie Crust:**

  • Combine flour, sugar, and salt in a food processor. Add cold butter gradually until fully combined.
  • While the processor is running, add cold vodka, water, or bourbon until the dough comes together.
  • Divide dough into two disks, wrap in plastic, and chill in the fridge for at least two hours.

**For the Apple Filling:**

  • Toss diced apples with sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, and salt. Let sit to release juice.
  • Cook apples until tender and the juice thickens into caramel. Let cool completely.

**Assembling the Pie:**

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Place a baking sheet in the oven.
  • Roll out one dough disk and line a pie pan. Chill in the fridge.
  • Roll out the second dough disk and cut into strips for lattice crust.
  • Pour cooled apple filling into the prepared pie shell.
  • Arrange lattice crust on top of the pie and brush with egg wash. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
  • Bake on the preheated baking sheet for 20 minutes at 400°F, then reduce heat to 375°F and bake for an additional 45 minutes. Cover edges with foil if needed.
  • Let the pie cool completely before serving.
  • With its flaky crust, spiced apple filling, and stunning lattice top, this pie is sure to be the highlight of your Thanksgiving spread! Enjoy every delicious bite, and don’t forget to save room for seconds.

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