How to Cut Apples for Apple Pie

Learn how to cut apples for apple pie with this easy to follow guide. With just a few simple steps, you’ll be able to cut apples like a pro!

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Supplies needed

To make enough filling for one 9-inch double-crust pie, you’ll need start with about 2 1/2 pounds of apples. That will give you enough for a heaping mound of fruit in the pie. If you like a lot of apples in your pie or are using large apples, might want to up that amount to 3 pounds. You can use any type of apples you like, but a mix of tart and sweet apples will give the best flavor. For this recipe, we used Granny Smith apples for their tartness and Golden Delicious for their sweetness and juiciness.

When it comes to prepping the apples, there are a few different ways to go about it. The simplest method is just to slice the apples thinly by hand and then add them to the pie dish. If you want more even slices or want to save some time, you can also use a mandoline or food processor fitted with a slicing attachment. For this recipe, we thickly sliced half the apples by hand and then used the mandoline to thinly slice the other half. We found that a mix of thick and thin slices gave the pie good texture and allowed us to pack in a lot of fruit without making the pie too soupy.

The best type of apple to use

While there are many types of apples you could use for apple pie, Granny Smith apples are the best type of apple to use. Granny Smith apples are tart and have a firm texture, which means they won’t turn to mush when cooked. Other good types of apples for pie include: Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious, Rome, Jonathan Apples, Braeburn, and Northern Spy.

Step by step guide to cutting apples

There are many types of apples you can use for pie, but the best ones are the tart apples that will hold their shape and not turn to mush when cooked. Here’s a step-by-step guide to cutting apples for pie.

1. Start with a sharp knife. A dull knife is more likely to crush the apple slices as you cut them, making them more difficult to arrange in the pie dish.

2. Cut off one end of the apple and then halve the apple from top to bottom.

3. Cut each half of the apple into three or four wedges.

4. Thinly slice each wedge, being careful not to cut yourself.

5. Arrange the sliced apples in the pie dish, starting from the outside and working your way in.

6. Once all of the apples are in the dish, add any desired spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, etc.) and dot with butter or margarine.

7. Cover withpie crust and bake according to your recipe instructions.

How to store apples after cutting

Once you’ve cut your apples, it’s important to store them properly to prevent browning. Place the apples in a bowl of cold water with a squeeze of lemon juice or a tablespoon of vinegar. This will stop the apples from browning while you prepare the rest of the ingredients for your pie.

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