Apple pies may be an American classic, but baking anything that lives up to your childhood memories is a daunting task! Luckily, grandmothers everywhere—including ours—have some techniques for the perfect flaky crust and flavorful filling.
Here are the secrets (and the recipe) for baking a perfect apple pie.
Choose Sweet and Firm Apples
Whether you’re picking ’em from a tree or your local market, apples that are firm, sweet and just a little bit tart are a good bet. Almost any apple will make a good pie, but we’ll recommend Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, Rome and Jonagold.