There are dozens of ways of making this classic dessert and there are equally dozens of apple combinations that make up the filling.
Depending on where you grew up you might be used to a tart apple, like a Granny Smith. Or you may be accustomed to a sweeter apple like the Macintosh, which I like.
In truth I never used to make pies. My grandmother was a pastry queen and her ability to make an extraordinary pie intimidated me. She often took the time to show me how to make pie pastry but mine always crumbled and fell apart. Devastated with my inability to make a fairly simple dessert I gave up.
It wasn’t until I moved to Belize and began baking bread and pizza that I realized I was overthinking the whole pie dough. Once I realized I could handle pie dough similarly to bread or pizza dough then I became confident.
Alghough my grandmother isn’t alive to critique my pie I’m confident she’d be proud of me.
So this is a simple, fairly straightforward apple pie. Don’t be afraid to try it. You can do it!!