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Apple Brandy Pie

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  • Author: Living the Gourmet
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


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For Crust:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 tablespoons shortening
  • 4-5 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/2 cup ice cold water

For Apple Brandy Pie Filling:

  • 4-5 baking apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons Brandy or Calvados
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 egg, beaten (for brushing the crust)
  • Brown sugar (for sprinkling over the pie)


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt and icing sugar for crust. Add the shortening and butter.
  2. Using a pastry blender, combine the flour and fat until a fine crumbly mixture forms. Add the ice water, 1/4 cup at a time, until a soft dough forms. Wrap with cling film and let the dough chill in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.
  3. In the meantime, prepare your apple brandy pie filling.
  4. In a large bowl, toss your apple slices with the rest of the ingredients (excluding the egg). A slightly thick mixture should form. Cover the bowl and let your apples sit until the dough is ready to be shaped.
  5. Once the dough has chilled, turn it over to a well-floured surface. Roll the dough out until about 1/4-inch thick. Fit into a pie plate and trim the excess dough. I pressed the edges with a fork and then pricked the bottom in several places. Return the dough to the refrigerator for an additional 30 minutes.
  6. While the dough chills, prepare the dough strips for your lattice topping.
  7. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Blind bake your pie crust for 10- 12 minutes. Let cool slightly before filling.
  8. Fill the pie crust with the apples and proceed with your lattice design. **NOTE: I have included a lattice tutorial at the end of this post.
  9. Once finished, brush the lattice with a beaten egg and then sprinkle with some brown sugar.
  10. Place the pie on a baking sheet in case it bubbles over and in the oven. Bake until the edges and the top have a nice golden color to them, about 40-45 minutes.


Food52 has a great tutorial for a perfect lattice top.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
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