Homemade Cinnamon Apple Pie: Grandma’s Favorite

Picture this: a warm, golden-brown homemade cinnamon apple pie, straight out of the oven, with a flaky, buttery crust that melts in your mouth. This recipe has been passed down through generations in our family, and it never fails to bring back cherished memories of my grandma’s cozy kitchen. The aroma of cinnamon-spiced apples baking creates an ambiance of comfort and togetherness that is simply irresistible.

Ingredients

  • 6-8 medium-sized Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 package of your favorite pie crust (or homemade if you prefer)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the sliced apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Mix gently until the apples are coated with the mixture.
  3. Squeeze the lemon juice over the apple mixture and give it another gentle stir.
  4. Roll out one pie crust and fit it into a 9-inch pie dish.
  5. Spoon the apple mixture into the pie crust, ensuring an even distribution.
  6. Dot the apples with small pieces of butter.
  7. Roll out the second pie crust and place it over the apples. Trim any excess crust and crimp the edges to seal the pie.
  8. Make a few small slits on the top crust to allow steam to escape.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the filling is bubbly.
  10. Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving.

Prep time: 30 minutes

Yield: 1 delicious pie

This Homemade Cinnamon Apple Pie is a nostalgic treat that captures the essence of family traditions and the warmth of Grandma’s kitchen.

Nutrition information: Calories per serving – 320, Total Fat – 12g, Total Carbohydrates – 52g, Protein – 2g

Picture yourself savoring each bite of this homemade cinnamon apple pie, the delicate balance of flavors dancing on your taste buds. As you enjoy this timeless dessert, you’re not just eating pie—you’re tasting a piece of history, a connection to the past, and a tribute to the love and care that goes into creating cherished family recipes. This pie isn’t just a dessert; it’s a memory, a tradition, and a reminder that the simplest things, like a slice of apple pie, can bring immense joy to our lives. So go ahead, take a slice, close your eyes, and let the flavors transport you to those cherished moments spent with loved ones.

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