Making an apple pie from scratch might sound like a complicated task, but even novice cooks can throw together a homemade apple pie and have it in the oven baking in less than 30 minutes. Fuji and Braeburn apples are great to use in a pie, as they hold their shape well and give a tart kick to the pie. Stay away from McIntosh apples, which become too mushy and don't hold their flavor well in a pie.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Prepare the crust and the filling for the apple pie while the oven is reaching baking temperature.
Use your hands to mix the four crust ingredients in a bowl until completely blended. Do not overwork the dough. Divide it into two sections and roll them into circular shapes that will fit the pie plate.
Take one section of the dough and press it into the pie plate. Sprinkle the apple cubes over the bottom crust. They might make a mound that seems too big, but remember that they will cook down a lot in the oven.
Mix together the honey, lemon juice, cinnamon and butter and pour it over the apples, coating everything as evenly as possible.
Cover the pie with the second crust and cut vents into tho top with a small knife. Bake uncovered for 35 to 40 minutes. The pie will be done when the apples are tender and the top crust is light brown.
Allow the pie to cool for at least 30 minutes. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a sprinkle of brown sugar.