Apple Pie, The Great American Tradition
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 8
A delicious Apple Pie for Anytime of the year!
  • Dough
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Tsp. Salt
  • ⅔ cup plus 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 4-6 Tablespoons cold water
  • Pie Filling
  • ½ Cup sugar
  • ¼ Cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 8 cups thinly sliced peeled apples (about 8 medium)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  1. Making the pastry...
  2. Mix 2 cups flour and 1 tsp. salt. Cut in shortening with two knives until particles are the size of small peas. Sprinkle with cold water 1 tablespoon at a time, turning with fork until all flour is moistened. You can add 1-2 teaspoons more water if needed.
  3. Form pastry into ball with clean hands. Divide in half. Shape into 2 flattened rounds on lightly floured surface. Wrap in plastic wrap, refrigerate for about 1 hour until dough is firm and cold, yet pliable. This allows the shortening to become slightly firm and more flaky.
  4. Heat oven to 425 degrees. Flour rolling pin and roll one pastry round into glass pie plate 2 inches larger than upside down 9-inch plate. Fold pastry into fourths, place in pie plate. Unfold and ease into flap, pressing firmly against bottom and sides.
  5. In a large bowl, mix sugar, ¼ cup flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ⅛ teaspoon salt. Add apples and mix until well coated. Spoon into pastry-lined pie plate. Cut butter into small pieces and sprinkle over apple filling. Trim overhanging edge of pastry ½ inch from rim of pie plate.
  6. Roll other round of pastry into 10-inch round. Fold into fourths and cut slits so steam can escape. Unfold top pastry over filling, trim overhanging edge 1 inch from pie plate. Fold and roll top edge under lower edge, pressing on rim to seal. Flute with fork as desired. Cover edges/rim of pie with 2 inch foil strips to prevent over browning of crust.
  7. Bake 40-50 minutes or until crust is brown and juice begins to bubble up through slits in crust. Remove foil strips last 15 minutes of baking. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
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