Sweet Pond Cottage Apple Pie
A time-honored apple pie recipe that is simple yet delicious, perfect for the holidays or all year long!
Servings Prep Time
6-8people 45Minutes
Cook Time
25Minutes or More at
Servings Prep Time
6-8people 45Minutes
Cook Time
25Minutes or More at
Ingredients
Pie Filling
  • 6-8 Tart ApplesFor smaller apples use 8/ For larger apples use 6
  • 1 Teaspoon CinnamonThe recipe called for 1/2 teaspoon, but we found 1 teaspoon gives it more flavor.
  • 1/4Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 3Tablespoon All-Purpose FlourThis helps if the apples are juicy and prevents the mix from becoming too watery
  • 1Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 Cup Brown SugarOptional: You could also use 1/2 cup white sugar (instead of brown sugar). But we think the brown sugar makes it taste like a caramel apple!
Gallette Pastry
Instructions
Apple Filling
  1. For the fillling: Combine the sugar, flour and spices in a bowl then set aside. In a large bowl toss the apples with the lemon juice. Then add the sugar mixture and toss to coat.
Gallette Pie Pastry
  1. Sift the flour, salt and sugar into a bowl mix with a fork. Blend in 12 tablespoons of butter and mix with the pastry attachment on your blender or a blending fork. Beat together and then stir in 2 egg yolks, 2 tablespoons water, and 3 tablespoons lemon juice or RUM. Pat together and chill. Separate evenly for top and bottom crust. Roll out 1/4 inch thick and fit into a pie pan (remember the bottom crust has to be slightly larger, add pie filling and then top crust. Pinch sides together and cut off excess crust. Prick crust with a fork (or slits with a knife) to allow air to escape. Bake at 425 for 25 minutes or more, until the fruit is tender, and the crust is a golden brown.
Recipe Notes

If you don’t want to make the crust, you can purchase ready-made crusts in the frozen food section of your grocery store, just follow the baking instructions included with the pie crusts. When using a ready-made crust make sure your apples are thinly sliced, and if the liquid from the apples is too watery add a little more flour. Additional Notes: A Gallette crust is a European style crust that is sweeter and less flaky than a traditional pie crust.