Guess what? Pie season is finally here! It’s my favorite time of year because I can put on Elf (too early?) and hole up in my kitchen, rolling dough, peeling apples, and filling my house with the sweet and spicy scent of pie. I’m sure you’ve heard me say it before, but I’ll say it again – I love baking things that look impressive but actually aren’t very hard to make. That is why making Apple Walnut Lattice Top Pie is always my go to!
If you’ve been hesitant to try topping your pie with lattice, I’ve got you covered with this step by step photo tutorial (PS – I modified this recipe, adding a lattice top instead of a crumble!):
Step 1: Gather your crust ingredients. You’ll need flour, salt, sugar, butter and ice water
Step 2: Mix your dry ingredients, then add your cold chunks of butter.
Step 3: Use your finger tips to quickly work the butter into your dough until the butter chunks are the size of hazelnuts. Then, add very cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough comes together.
Step 4: Transfer the dough to a clean work surface and separate it into 2 disks. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or up to 3 days!
Step 5: peel and core your apples, then mix with flour, sugar and cinnamon.
Step 6: Put one disk of your chilled dough on a lightly floured surface, then roll it out into a 12 x 12-inch circle. Roll the dough up around the rolling pin, then unroll it over your pie pan. Gently press the dough into the dish.
Step 7: Transfer your filling into the pie dish, then set aside.
Step 8: Roll the second disk of dough on a lightly floured surface into a large rectangle. Use a ruler to cut 8 strips of dough, each about 2 inches wide.
Step 9: Layer 4 strips over your pie filling, spacing them about 1 ½ inch apart.
Step 10: fold the second and fourth strip back, then place another strip of dough going across the first and third strips. Pull the second and forth strips back over the pie, and pull back the first and third. Place another strip of pie crust down and repeat until all of the strips are on the pie.
Step 11: Fold the ends of each strip under the edge of the bottom crust and pinch all the way around the pie to seal it.
Step 12: Brush an egg wash (1 egg beaten with a tablespoon of milk) on top of your dough, then bake in a 375 degree pre-heated oven.
Step 13: Allow the pie to cool completely before serving!
I would love to hear from you! What kind of pie are you making this holiday season? Share in the comment section below.