Wednesday, October 1, 2008

All American Apple Pie

Over the weekend, my husband and I went apple picking at a local orchard. We had a great time, and got some wonderful apples! I looked up many recipes and finally decided to make one of my own! It came out WONDERFULLY!!! It was sweet and tart, the crust was buttery and flaky, I'm not a big apple pie fan, but we plowed through this one!

All American Apple Pie

3 c. flour
1/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 sticks frozen butter, grated on a cheese grater
1/4 c. shortening
a little less than 2/3 c. ice water

10 apples, peeled and sliced
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
pinch allspice
juice of 1 lemon
1/4 c. flour

Mix flour, sugar and salt in a big bowl. Grate in butter, drop in pieces of super cold shortening. Using a fork, mix in the water in a slow stream. When it's just coming together and there is still a lot of flour in the bottom, use your hands to form it into a big ball. It should still be dry-ish though, you don't want it sticky.

Put in the fridge for an hour or two.

Mix all filling ingredients in a big bowl.

Roll crust into the bottom. Top with filling, roll out top, pinch together.

Cut 3 slits in the top.

Wash with milk or cream on the top.

Bake at 350 for 70 mins or until golden brown and bubbly.


Kim & Ryan said...

Oh my goodness... I'm salivating.
As you may know, I don't like to use recipes over 5 ingredients (it's kinda my personal mantra), but this looks so delicious, I may have to try it. Thanks!

endmost reckonings said...


Jenny P's s-i-l here... she gave me your blog address... I've been lurking for a while and am very impressed with your mad meal and baking skills! Your hubs is very fortunate! Anyway, wanted to tell you about an amazing peeler (I worked at a bakery for a bit) that would make extremely quick work of those apples...

Best, Amber C.

endmost reckonings said...

hmm. if that didn't come thru, they're the Swissmar Peelers at Wm Sonoma.

That Girl said...

I miss apple picking.