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

Crust:
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

Filling:
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.


4 comments:

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...

Ashlee,

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...
http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/sku7018542/index.cfm

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.