Is there anything more homely than an apple pie? It amazes me how a very simple and basic dessert tends to be a staple in every home worldwide with it’s own version of the apple pie – and each one is simply mouth-watering. Some add raisins, some allspice, honey, aromatic spices, oranges or pears… really anything that you wish to.
I love the apple pie for a more practical reason – it can be prepared in advance, it’s eggless and requires such basic ingredients, it’s easy to whip up on short notice, without having to run to the store.
I always like to grate the apples, while my mother insists on diced apples – and it doesn’t make much of difference in taste, but rather on the texture and ease of eating it.
Now about the lattice – as is evident, I don’t do a very professional job on it – but that’s the thing about being a homecook, you aren’t required to do such a neat job! As long as it tastes very good, who cares.
This lattice is arranged clumsily, brushed over with some milk, or egg wash and sprinkled some sugar over, and baked for another 10 minutes or so. If you’re nervous about the lattice, go ahead and cover the entire pie with some rolled out dough and cut out a few shapes.