Make the classic All-American pie – and get tips on picking the perfect apple.
In this video, you’ll learn how to make an apple pie, the classic All-American dessert. You’ll get tips on picking the perfect apple and see how the type of apple you choose to bake with can determine the texture and flavor of the baked apple pie. You’ll discover which apples have the sweet-tart balance that’s perfect for apple pies. We’ll show you how, by experimenting with combining different mixtures of apples, you can get different, delicious results. You’ll see all the tools you’ll need, including a 9-inch pie pan, a mixing bowl, pastry brush, paring knife, and kitchen shears for trimming the crust. We’ll show you how to peel, core, and cut up apples for your pie. You’ll see how different kinds of pie pans can produce different results: glass and metal pans give crispier, more golden-brown pie crusts, while shiny aluminum crusts give softer, paler crusts. You’ll see how to build your apple pie from the crust up, including great tips for how to prevent the bottom crust from getting soggy and how to make sure the top and bottom crusts stick together as the pie bakes. Finally, learn a simple trick to get a golden pie crust and a knife trick for determining doneness.
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