The Elegant Farmer Apple Pie Recipe 

The elegant farmer apple pie recipe is one of the esteemed recipes that every home cook needs to try out and master for those special family times.

The apple pie is a dessert that is most loved by everyone and is considered a perfect dessert for all occasions. It is an easy recipe to make and has a delightful taste that will definitely leave you in love with it. The elegant farmer’s apple pie is one of the best-loved desserts in the world. It is so versatile that it can be made into many different varieties like sweet, savory, and fruit pies.

The History Of The Elegant Farmer Apple Pie Recipe

From its first appearance at the Colonial Jamestown and Plymouth Plantations, the pie has been a staple of American culture. Today, apple pies are enjoyed by people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds. In fact, the popularity of this dessert has reached the point where it is one of the most popular desserts in America! This delicious dessert is also extremely versatile and can be enjoyed on any occasion or holiday.

In this article we will share with you how to make the elegant farmer apple pie recipe, you can borrow the recipes below.

How do you cook Elegant Farmer pies?

The Elegant Farmer Apple Pie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 cup of cold unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup of ice water
  • 5 apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced – granny apples are the best
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 11/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

Steps:

To make the Crust:

  1. Put sugar, flour, salt, and butter in a food processor and beat until it has pea-sized pieces left.  Add water and beat it briefly until it looks crumbly.
  2. Transfer these crumbs into 2 pieces of parchment paper or foil and form them into 2 pieces. Wrap the pieces with plastic wrap and refrigerate them overnight.
  3. Slightly flour your working surface and roll out 1 piece to a circle with a thickness of 1/8 inch.  Keep rolling until the circle is larger than your pan at least 2 inches larger.  Line your pan with the dough allowing the edge to hang over a bit.
  4. Roll the second piece and place it on a sheet pan.  Put it in the fridge to chill until you are ready to build your pie.
  5. Put your rack in the center of the oven and preheat it to 375 degrees F.

To make the filling:

  1. Mix the apple slices, sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt together in a large bowl.
  2. Apply butter to your pie dough already in the pan. Brush the hanging edges of the dough with water and carefully cover it with the rolled-out top crust as you pinch the edges together.  Be sure to turn them under all around the pie to make a thick edge.
  3. To decorate the rim all around, press it with the back of a fork, or just pinch it to seal. Use scissors to cut off a few V-vents in the center of the pie.
  4. Slide the ready-to-cook pie into the brown paper bag and fold the top down. Staple it shut so it does not open and places it on a baking sheet pan. Bake for an hour.
  5. After an hour, remove the pie from the oven and cut a large circle on the top of the bag. Put the pie back into the oven and bake for about 15 minutes until the crust is golden brown.
  6. Allow it to cool down for 30 minutes or more before serving.
  7. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Final Words

The elegant farmer apple pie recipe never disappoints.  In the world of baking, few recipes are as universally loved as the one for this pie. This is a very rich dessert pie and has a lovely buttery taste to it. The key is to use quality ingredients like fresh apples, whole eggs, and real vanilla extract.

The only thing you can adjust when making your elegant farmer pies is to increase the sugar content to the amount that suits your tastebuds.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you cook Elegant Farmer pies?

The first step in cooking a pie is to pre-bake the pastry. This helps to create a crisp crust and allows the filling to set. Cook the pies in a water bath or on a baking sheet at 200 °C for 10 min (or until golden). If you don't have a baking sheet, place the pies in a dish and fill them with hot water.

How to make elegant farmer caramel apple pie?

For this recipe, you will need 3 medium apples (Granny Smith are nice) 2 cups of sugar 2 tbsp of cinnamon 1 tsp of nutmeg 1 tbsp of lemon juice 1 tbsp of vanilla extract 1 tbsp of milk 1 tbsp of butter Pastry dough (recipe above) 1 large egg Preheat the oven to 180 °C and grease a 20cm tart tin. Combine the apples, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, vanilla and milk in a bowl. Heat the butter and pour into the apples. Cook the apples in the oven for about 10 minutes or until soft. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly. Put the pastry on top of the apples and press down gently. Pour the apple filling into the pastry and bake in the oven for 20–25 minutes or until golden. Make your caramel sauce and pour it on top of your apple pie.  Allow cooling completely before serving.

Can you freeze an Elegant Farmer apple pie?

Yes, you can freeze an uncooked elegant farmer pie. Just make sure to line your pie tin with baking paper and fill it with baking beans before freezing. When you are ready to bake your apple pie, just take out the baking beans and replace them with your pre-baked apple pie crust. Bake as normal. For a cooked elegant farmer apple pie, allow it to cold before putting it in the fridge. The apples will release some liquid when they cool. Make sure to let them cool completely before you store.

The Elegant Farmer Apple Pie

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup ice water
  • 5 apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced - granny apples are the best
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

Instructions
 

For the crust

  • Put sugar, flour, salt, and butter in a food processor and beat until it has pea-sized pieces left.  Add water and beat it briefly until it looks crumbly.
  • Transfer these crumbs into 2 pieces of parchment paper or foil and form them into 2 pieces. Wrap the pieces with plastic wrap and refrigerate them overnight.
  • Slightly flour your working surface and roll out 1 piece to a circle with a thickness of 1/8 inch.  Keep rolling until the circle is larger than your pan at least 2 inches larger.  Line your pan with the dough allowing the edge to hang over a bit.
  • Roll the second piece and place it on a sheet pan.  Put it in the fridge to chill until you are ready to build your pie.
  • Put your rack in the center of the oven and preheat it to 375 degrees F.

For the filling

  • Mix the apple slices, sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt together in a large bowl.
  • Apply butter to your pie dough already in the pan. Brush the hanging edges of the dough with water and carefully cover it with the rolled-out top crust as you pinch the edges together.  Be sure to turn them under all around the pie to make a thick edge.
  • To decorate the rim all around, press it with the back of a fork, or just pinch it to seal. Use scissors to cut off a few V-vents in the center of the pie.
  • Slide the ready-to-cook pie into the brown paper bag and fold the top down. Staple it shut so it does not open and places it on a baking sheet pan. Bake for an hour.
  • After an hour, remove the pie from the oven and cut a large circle on the top of the bag. Put the pie back into the oven and bake for about 15 minutes until the crust is golden brown.
  • Allow it to cool down for 30 minutes or more before serving.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.

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