Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Good Old Fashioned Apple Pie


Pie Crust

Blend: 4 cups of flour, 1 1/2 cup shortening, 1 tsp salt with pastry cutter or fork until it forms pea size balls.  In a seperate bowl beat 1 egg, add 1 tsp. vinegar and 4-5 TBS water.  Add to flour mixture.  Mix together just until all incorporated.  If you over mix the crust will not be light and fluffy!

Filling:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 8 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and sliced

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a saucepan melt the butter. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.  Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Slowly pour butter sauce over the apples.  Top with a lattice crust.  With a pastry brush slightly brush with milk and top with cinnamon and sugar.  Bake 15 minutes at 425 degrees. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees. Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.

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