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Gravenstein Apple Pie

Updated: Dec 6, 2022

A wonderful way to top off the Thanksgiving feast is with an incredible Gravenstein apple pie! One of our favorites is made with Gravensteins that grow in our orchard. Of course, you can use other apples for baking, but Gravenstein is best due to their crisp, juicy, and tart flavor. The full recipe is below and have a wonderful Thanksgiving from our family to yours.


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Gravenstein Apple Pie

Recipe by Kayleigh Stump, Grand Champion of the 2009 Gravenstein Apple Fair’s pie baking contest.


INGREDIENTS

Crust

· 2 cups unbleached flour

· ½ cup almond flour

· 2 sticks very cold unsalted butter

· 1 teaspoon salt

· 1 heaping teaspoon brown sugar

· 5–8 tablespoons ice cold water

Filling

· 7 Gravenstein apples, peeled, cored, and sliced

· ½ cup unsalted butter

· 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

· ¼ cup water

· ½ cups packed brown sugar

· ½cup white sugar

· 1 cap full of vanilla extract

· 1 teaspoon cinnamon

· ¼ teaspoon nutmeg

· ¼ teaspoon allspice

PREPARATION

Crust

1. Mix flour, almond flour, salt and brown sugar.

2. Cut in butter.

3. Drizzle in ice-cold water one tablespoon at a time, until crumbly dough stays together when pinched.

4. Form two disks and refrigerate for 2 hours.

5. Roll out dough to line pie plate.

Filling

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2. Melt the butter in a saucepan.

3. Stir in flour to form a paste.

4. Add water, white sugar, spices, vanilla, and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.

5. Place the bottom crust in your pan.

6. Fill with apples, mounded slightly.

7. Cover with a latticework of crust.

8. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust.

9. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.

10. Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven.

11. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees. Continue baking for 35-45 minutes, until apples are soft.


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