Apples come in SO many varieties and there are literally endless uses for them in meals, snacks and of course baking. They are one of my favorite fruits for tossing into recipes and also for playing around with for creating clean eating desserts because they are so naturally sweet. Too many recipes call for WAY more sugar than is necessary! Why over sweeten something already SO sweet?!
Pie is such a classic use for apples, and you almost can never go wrong with an apple pie. So, when my father-in-law, who celebrated his 70th birthday today, requested that I bring a pie for his birthday party I knew exactly what I was going to make…
APPLE PIE WITH PECAN CRUMBLE
This IS a clean recipe, in my opinion, but I will disclose that there is some white flour in the crust. Why? Because pie crusts can be finicky and therefore having some refined white flour can be necessary. Here are the ingredients I used for my crust.
If you’ve never made your own pie crust or have tried and failed, I must encourage you to keep trying! I tried and failed MANY times, but I can be stubborn and kept trying. I always struggled with:
1) The dough sticking to my rolling pin
2) The crust falling apart when I tried to place it into the pie pan.
My favorite trick that solves both of these problems involves two words, parchment paper. In the recipe below, I’ll show you exactly how I make my perfect pie crust!
Also, to really make it easy and quick, having a food processor is a MUST. My pie crusts only really started turning out well once I purchased and started using a food processor to combine the ingredients for the crust. LOVE my food processor!
I also can’t live (or bake apple pie) without my apple peeler, corer, slicer. It does it all!
Before I get to the recipe, here are some wonderful photos my husband captured while I was prepping and making this oh so yummy sweet treat.
I hope you enjoy this apple pie as much as we did today!
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