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This is a discussion on Homemade Apple Pie within the The 'NEW' Kitchen - off the Outback Terrace Bar forums, part of the The Outback Terrace Bar category; Description: Apple pie is one of the deserts that always seems to make me feel ...
Description: Apple pie is one of the deserts that always seems to make me feel like I am home. Though I don't eat many apples normally, I cannot seem to get enough apple pie. Below is a photo of the Apple Pie I made on 3/14 (in honor of Pi 3.14 day)Serving Size: 8Time: 1.5 hoursDifficulty: Easy
- The Crust:
- 2 C. All purpose flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/3 cup shortening (melted)
- 1/3 cup butter (melted)
- 5 tbs. water
- The Filling:
- 5-6 C. apples
- 1/2 to 2/3 C. sugar
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1 tbs. cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tbs. butterPreparation:
- For the crust: Shift the flower with the 1 tablespoon salt
- Measure and combine the shortening and butter.
- Cut the shortening and butter into the flour until it becomes pea sized balls.
- Sprinkle the dough with the water. (add just enough to hold the dough together)
- After forming a large ball with the dough, divide it but let one side be larger than the other. The smaller piece will be used for the top.
- Sprinkle some flour on your rolling surface and roll out a thin crust for the bottom of the pie.
- Set this thin crust into your 9 inch pie pan and using either your fingers or a dinner knife, cut the dough to fit the pan. The remaining dough can be added to the top crust.
- Roll out the top crust and using a dull knife, cut the dough into several stripes about 1 inch wide and as long as possible. These will become the lattice or top crust.Instructions:
- The Filling: After pealing and coring the apples, cut into small pieces and put into a mixing bowl.
- Pour the sugar over the apples and coat them well. Use more sugar if your apples are very tart.
- add in the salt
- sprinkle the cinnamon over the apples. (I like a lot more cinnamon so I double this ingredient.) Mix and coat the apples.
- if your apples are very juicy, add some cornstarch to thicken them up by absorbing the juice. I usually leave this out because I do not mind the extra juice in the pie.
- Now, pour the apples into your pie pan over the crust you have already put in it.
- Chip up the butter and sprinkle the chunks around the apples. Add more butter for more flavor.
- Using the stripes of dough cut into long thin pieces, create the lattice 'Top Crust'
- Trim off any overhang.
- Now, almost done: Pour a bit of milk in a glass and dip a paper towel into the milk to pick up some of it. Gently brush the top of the lattice crust with milk.
- While still wet from the milk, sprinkle with more sugar and cinnamon.
- Have your oven preheated to 400 degrees and place your pie in the center of the oven. Let it cook for 8 minutes and then reduce heat to 350 degrees.
- Cook the pie at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
- Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream or serve cool right from the refrigerator.
Pi Day. Ha!Ha! My daughter always calls me on 3/14 and wishes me a Happy Pi Day...but she never accompanies it with something like your pie!
I'm impressed that your lattice crust is actually a lattice crust and not a cheater one - good job!
mmmmm.....something other then mince and cheese lol