Recipe for lattice apple pie with brown sugar

Lattice apple pie with brown sugar
Lattice apple pie with brown sugarKaroline Boehm Goodnick for the boston globe

Makes one 9-inch pie

Here’s a traditional apple pie dressed up for the holiday. A lattice crust glazed and drizzled with sugar icing is the finishing touch that makes it feel special. Local apples, such as Cortland or Macoun, hold their shape and are good choices for the pie.


2cups flour
2tablespoons granulated sugar
½teaspoon salt
¾cup (1½ sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut up
¼cup ice water mixed with 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
Extra flour (for sprinkling)

1. Have on hand a 9-inch pie pan. In a bowl, combine the flour, granulated sugar, and salt.

2. With your fingers or two blunt knives, cut the butter into the mixture until it resembles coarse meal.

3. Stir the ice-water mixture into the flour mixture with a fork until the dough comes together in clumps. Add more ice water, 1 teaspoon at a time, if necessary. Turn out onto a lightly floured counter, divide in half, and flatten each piece into a disk. Wrap in foil and refrigerate for 30 minutes.



6medium baking apples (Cortland, Macoun), peeled, cored, and cut into ¼-inch slices (7 cups)
3tablespoons flour
1tablespoon lemon juice
cup packed light brown sugar
1teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼teaspoon ground nutmeg
1tablespoon milk
cup confectioners' sugar
teaspoons water

1. On a lightly floured counter, roll 1 piece of the dough to a 12-inch round. Lift it on the rolling pin and ease it into the pan.

2. In a bowl, combine the apples, flour, lemon juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Transfer to the pie pan.

3. Roll the remaining dough to a 12-inch round. Cut into 12 strips. Arrange 6 strips, spaced evenly, across the pie. Set the remaining 6 strips on top of the first to form a lattice. Press the rim so it is ¼-inch high. Chill pie in the freezer for 20 minutes.

4. Set the oven at 425 degrees to heat while the pie is chilling.

5. In a bowl, whisk the egg and milk. Brush the pastry with some of the mixture. Bake the pie for 10 minutes. Lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees and continue baking for 45 to 60 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown and the apples are tender. (Total baking time is 55 minutes to 70 minutes.) Transfer to a rack to cool.


6. In a bowl, whisk the confectioners’ sugar and water to make a smooth, thick glaze. Drizzle the mixture over the pie. Jean Kressy

Jean Kressy can be reached at jeankressy@comcast.net