Homemade Apple Pie

Thursday, January 1, 2015
The smell of apple pie baking is comforting and a heartwarming experience of memories for me. Mom made everything from scratch, from the dough to the filling.

There is nothing like homemade apple pie!

The love she put into her baking was extraordinary and I feel the same when I bake for my family. I reminiscence on all those great baking years with her. Although many years have passed without her, I rekindled many beautiful days using mom's recipe and know she with me watching. This is one of her best pie recipes, I want to share with you, hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.

It's so hard smelling this bake and not wanting to dig right in!

When we go home to visit my hometown (Utica, New York), we always make a special trip to the Orchards to buy our apples. Our favorite kind is McIntosh for making pies. They're a little tart but the perfect baking apple in my opinion but you choose whatever you like!


this is an homemade apple pie Upstate Utica, New York Style. My mom's recipes used all from scratch homemade ingredients. The crust is a homemade recipe along with the homemade apple pie filling. this recipe is the best





Homemade is the best!



We had trees growing in the backyard of McIntosh apples, a favorite tart apple that made the best pies, but they weren't always kept up every year and needed lots of care.


Lucky for us we had an abundance of apples to choose from being from Upstate New York to purchase.


Mom made so many fresh apple recipes, but this pie was a must have every fall during apple season.


Just thinking about it makes my mouth water for some.


this is an homemade apple pie Upstate Utica, New York Style. My mom's recipes used all from scratch homemade ingredients. The crust is a homemade recipe along with the homemade apple pie filling. this recipe is the best






When You Get a Great Deal On Apples



I got such a great deal on granny smith apples, I had to try them.


The pie was delicious, a little sweeter, but we all loved it.


McIntosh will always be my favorite but it doesn't matter, they are a little softer when cooked and also perfect for making applesauce!


Bake whatever kind you like!



these are granny smith apples. this is an homemade apple pie Upstate Utica, New York Style. My mom's recipes used all from scratch homemade ingredients. The crust is a homemade recipe along with the homemade apple pie filling. this recipe is the best



Upstate New York



My hometown Utica, New York was notated for great apple orchards.


We would buy bushels of them from the Twin Orchards in New Hartford every year.


There were so many kinds of apples.



this is an homemade apple pie Upstate Utica, New York Style. My mom's recipes used all from scratch homemade ingredients. The crust is a homemade recipe along with the homemade apple pie filling. this recipe is the best


Special Occasion Pies



When there is a Holiday like Thanksgiving, I love to dress up my apple pie with some leaf cookie cutters.


They are easily found on Amazon website or other online baking stores.


They really make the pie look so festive!



this is a homemade from scratch apple pie baked oozing the filling on parchment paper and leaf cookie cutter dough bake on top for a festive pattern



Cinnamon and Sugar



I love this topping on the pie and to make it just a little crunchy on top I add some cinnamon and sugar together and sprinkle it on top before baking.


It just browns perfectly and the leaves look so defined.


I love the smell of cinnamon baking in the fall.



this is a homemade from scratch apple pie baked oozing the filling on parchment paper and leaf cookie cutter dough bake on top for a festive pattern


Keep It Simple



I really don't spend the time crimping the edges like I should, I usually use a fork.


The pie is gone so fast, I concentrate more on the top of the pie to look pretty.


this is a homemade from scratch apple pie filling using McIntosh apples from the orchards in Upstate Utica New York



My Favorite Apples



I love Rome apples, Cortland, Mcintosh and especially the Crispin and Macoun apples.


The apples were plentiful and inexpensive, mom would make lots of apple butter and applesauce with the bushels we bought.


Mom always made the best crust, then her filling was rich in cinnamon, brown sugar and butter.


I hate to say it, but the trees didn't bear as good of fruits, but we occasionally got a good year of fruits.





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this is an homemade apple pie Upstate Utica, New York Style. My mom's recipes used all from scratch homemade ingredients. The crust is a homemade recipe along with the homemade apple pie filling. this recipe is the best



Perfect Dough Every Time



I know pie crust can be a little intimidating, but mom's recipe always came out great.


The dough is easy to handle and flaky perfection.




this is an homemade apple pie Upstate Utica, New York Style. My mom's recipes used all from scratch homemade ingredients. The crust is a homemade recipe along with the homemade apple pie filling. this recipe is the best



Loved our Orchards



We have many orchards there, one we lived near was Twin Orchards and they have every apple imaginable, we love fall for that reason.


You can't get any fresher than that! The pies always are the best made with fresh apples. He just couldn't wait for me to make one!



this is an homemade apple pie Upstate Utica, New York Style. My mom's recipes used all from scratch homemade ingredients. The crust is a homemade recipe along with the homemade apple pie filling. this recipe is the best



Suitcase was jam-packed



My son missed the foods we grew up on too.


When we moved to Florida no one even heard of some of the foods we loved like tomato pie, turkey joints or hard crusted Italian bakery bread.


Chad hadn't been back home in 16 years so he filled up his suitcase with everything and anything he could fit!



my son Chad Iffert bringing back all the great foods from his trip and hometown Utica New York at Chrstmas time  this is an homemade apple pie Upstate Utica, New York Style. My mom's recipes used all from scratch homemade ingredients. The crust is a homemade recipe along with the homemade apple pie filling. this recipe is the best



Local Specialties



My son Chad brought lots of foods back when he came back from vacationing in Utica NY, he brought me the NY State Apples, some Tomato Pie from Napoli and their bread.


I do make my own recipe for tomato pie, but there's always that one you grew up with that brings back awesome memories and that taste isn't duplicated.


He also got some of our favorite half moon cookies from Hemstrought's (you may call them black and white cookies.)



this is a tomato pie from Utica New York Napoli's bakery my son brought home for a gift  for Christmas



What Are Turkey Joints?



A crispy coated chocolate and hazelnut candy!


Made special right in Rome, New York.


These are a delicious candy we love made in Rome N.Y. called Turkey Joints.


Another treat he brought back for me we had every year at Christmas.



these are turkey joints from Rome New York



He devoured this pie!



Chad just leave us a taste!


It wasn't even cooled off yet and he just dove right in! Not much was left for the rest of us.


 Apple Pie Upstate New York Recipe and my son eating the homemade apple pie from scratch, it was my mom's recipe



Other Favorite Pies



Homemade Pumpkin Pie


Mom's Best Lemon Meringue Pie


Boston Cream Pie




Homemade Apple Pie Pin for Later



this is a homemade from scratch apple pie baked oozing the filling on parchment paper and leaf cookie cutter dough bake on top for a festive pattern





Best Pie Ever



All I could do is smile, he never even looked up and just kept eating,!


Thanks, Chad, I loved everything from our hometown and it made a special Christmas for all of us to have these again.


As promised here is the pie he wanted with the apples he brought back.


That was a pretty heavy load to carry on the plane in his carry on bag!


Happy New Year 2011, we wish you all the best that the new year can bring to you and your family!


Now on to making that best ever homemade apple pie recipe below.





apple pie, Upstate New York, dessert, apples
Pie, dessert
American
Yield: 8
 Apple Pie Upstate New York Recipe

Apple Pie

prep time: 15 mins cook time: 1-hour total time: 1 hour and 15 mins
This is an Upstate New York Version of the Best Apple Pie

ingredients:


 Mom's Crust:

2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt mix together with flour
2/3 cups shortening cut into the flour then add
4 1/2 tablespoons ice water
extra flour for rolling.
Mix till dough forms a ball...Roll out on floured board two 9 inch crust and line pie plate.
Brush bottom of crust with 1 tablespoon melted butter.

More butter for the top before baking.

Apple Pie Filling:
Peel, core, and slice into thick wedges 8 baking apples. I use Mcintosh!

In a bowl add:

1/4 cup of flour
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1/4 cup of water
3/4 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon melted butter
Mix all together.

Optional on top: cinnamon and sugar mixture

instructions:

Roll 1/2 the dough out to fit your pie pan ( I lightly spray mine with cooking oil). Pour apple mixture into crust. Roll out remaining dough to fit the top. Garnish dough top with melted or thin slices of butter.  Brush dough with 2 tablespoons of milk and sprinkle 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar mixed with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon on top. Bake at 375 until lightly browned. Cool and slice. Serve with vanilla ice cream or plain.
calories
186
fat (grams)
8
carbs (grams)
24
net carbs
14
protein (grams)
6
sugar (grams)
5
Created using The Recipes Generator




Apple Pie Upstate New York Recipe Pin for later



this is an homemade apple pie Upstate Utica, New York Style. My mom's recipes used all from scratch homemade ingredients. The crust is a homemade recipe along with the homemade apple pie filling. this recipe is the best


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this is an homemade apple pie Upstate Utica, New York Style. My mom's recipes used all from scratch homemade ingredients. The crust is a homemade recipe along with the homemade apple pie filling. this recipe is the best

47 comments

  1. Nice pie (the pizza AND the apple!) Woohoo to 2011!

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  2. What a great visit! The pie is pure gold, apple pie is ALWAYS the best one to have for dinner. Happy New Year to you and your family, may your dream of more cooking and family play out in 2011.

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  3. You can't go wrong with apple pie! It's a treat that everyone loves! Have a blessed and Happy New Year Claudia! xoxo

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  4. That apple pie looks so delicious and I just imagine it fresh out of the oven and warm... ideal for this time of year! Happy New Year!

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  5. Your pie looks wonderful...and from that picture of Chad, it must have been delicious!!!

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  6. delicious apple pie perfect dessert for the cold

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  7. Now this pie sounds divine! Have a happy new year dear!

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  8. The apple pie looks excellent with richly spiced filling!
    I don't have any NY resolution this year...but I love yours. :-))
    Angie

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  9. Claudia, I do not understand how your New Year's resolution could be to cook more - you are practically a one-woman restaurant as it is!! lol. Happy happy New Year my friend! xoxo

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  10. I think apple pie has to be everyones favorite. This one has a beautiful golden color.

    Regards,
    Patricia

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  11. Apple Pie is always a hit!!! Looks so good and juice!!!Yum!

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  12. There's not much of anything better than the classic home made apple pie. Thanks for posting!

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  13. I love apple pie, and yours looks incredible!

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  14. Apple pie...it's a classic. Looks just lovely.

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  15. Gosh Claudia! That pie looks amazing.
    I'll take a piece with a nice hefty chunk of tomato pie. You can't beat the tomato pie in Upstate NY. :)

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  16. Claudia, your Chad looks like a smart young man who enjoys his food, especially those dishes that you prepare! My husband went to school at SUNY Oswego and taught school for his first job on Long Island. He said this is a famous recipe that I must make someday! Thanks for sharing! Love, Roz

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  17. Claudia, I happily buzzed you on this one. Well done my friend. I am wiping the drool off my computer screen as we speak.

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  18. I just love how your recipes are so homey,simple and delicious! I'm definitely sticking with this apple pie recipe. I love it!

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  19. This does tell a story about how a child brought ingredients to his mom from near and far so he could enjoy her lovely kitchen creations! You should be proud that your son cherishes your cooking so much, but hey I definitely think he is on to many delicious somethings...
    Now I have the key to another one of your delicious somethings-this lovely apple pie!

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  20. I'm so happy that you had such a great visit!

    I also want apple pie now. This looks great, Claudia. I rarely make home made apple pie for some reason. Maybe I need to start :-)

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  21. Oh man, with that much cinnamon, this is heaven for me! I love, love, love apple pie.
    16 years is such a long time!

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  22. Love the generous amount of cinnamon. Looks like a real winner! Thanks for supporting local food!!

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  23. This pie looks so good, how nice that your son came home and brought such great things he knew you would love. Happy New Year to you and yours :)

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  24. I LOVE apple pie and this certainly looks right up my alley. Congratulations on Top 9 love well done! Sending you lots of air hugs, have a beautiful day Claudia =]

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  25. Oh wow this apple pie looks to die for! Upstate NY apples really are truly delicious =)

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  26. I love apple pie too, but I usually make apple crumble. I never have the confidence to make a pie, but I am going to follow your instructions and give it a go.

    Sharing too!

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  27. I love apple pie, it is one of my favorites! Yours looks amazing! The crust color is so perfect!

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  28. Apple Pie is such a great classic! I love that your son brought you a batch of NY apples to enjoy. It looks like he reaped some of the rewards from it too!

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  29. I love apple pie season! And homemade is always the best!

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  30. Love this classic apple pie recipe! And you're so right, there's nothing quite like grandma's apple pie!

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  31. This is the best homemade apple pie recipes I've seen yet! Thanks for sharing!

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  32. Such an amazing dessert classic! I love how fantastic the smells when it's baking, such a wonderful bonus!

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  33. This is a great recipe and I will continue to use it.family and friends love it

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  34. I used your recipe to teach my grand nephew pie making. It was a delicious success! He was the star of the evening. I will make this pie again.

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  35. Apple Pie, so classic and so delicious. I'll take mine with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream, please

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  36. Oh how I love apple pie. The filling never looks very pretty, but I could care less about that when it's warm out of the oven, and topped with ice cream! Absolutely a classic

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  37. I love how homey and comforting this pie is. Definitely something I would serve for the holidays.

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  38. What a great story. Love apple pie and have not made one is a long time. Cant' wait to try this soon. Sounds delicious

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  39. Who could resist a good apple pie. It's been a while I made apple pie at home, I wonder why! Your post got me tempted to make apple pie right away at home

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  40. That pie looks amazing! I love the big pieces of apple and that delicious blend of sugar and spices. This looks perfect for a holiday table.

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  41. You're right, apple pie baking in the oven smells wonderful. And using apples right from an orchard makes that pie extra good. I understand the desire to stock up on all the goodies you miss then take them back to your southern home.

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  42. Nothing beats homemade pie anytime of the year, especially during the holidays!Looks so quick and easy!

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  43. Wow, nothing like homemade apple pie and you nailed this one! Thanks for sharing this fabulous recipe. Gonna send to my sis who is the baker in the family.

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  44. I love apples since i was a child and no wonder why my favorite pie is an apple pie! What a great flavor!

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