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  • Double Crust Apple Pie

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    6 posts, 4 voices, 714 views, started Nov 15, 2010

    Posted on Monday, November 15, 2010 by Cynthia Schmidt




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      Crust:
      2 1/4 Cups all purpose flour
      1 tsp salt
      1 stick Crisco (1 cup)
      6 - 8 Tablespoons water

      Make sure all ingredients are cold. I put my Crisco in the freezer for awhile before I make the crust.

      Combine salt and flour. Cut in the Crisco with a pastry cutter or a food processor until it looks like little peas. Add 4 Tablespoons of water and blend gently or pulse with food processor. Add water, 1 Tablespoon at a time until the dough just comes together. Not too wet, not too dry. Divide the dough into 2 discs, wrap them in plastic wrap and refrigerate.

      Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Roll out one of the discs, place it in a pie dish and put it in the fridge.

      Make the filling:
      6 apples peeled and sliced. I used 3 each Granny Smith and Fuji. Pippin, Braeburn and Jonathon also make good pie apples. I like the combination of tart and sweet apples. Add 1/2 cup sugar to the sliced apples and about 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Stir to combine.

      With a fork, prick the bottom of the pie crust. Mound the apples in the crust, leaving enough room on the edges to be able to overlap the top crust. Dot with a few pieces of unsalted butter.

      Roll out the top crust. Carefully place it on top of the apples. Trim it if need be just enough to fold it over the edge of the bottom crust to make a tight seal. Crimp or make a scallop design with your fingers around the edge of the pie. Make 3 or 4 slits on the top, brush with beaten egg to seal and to help it brown.

      Bake 15 minutes at 425. Lower the heat to 350 and bake another 40 minutes or until the filling is bubbling and the crust is golden brown.

      *****if you have a convection setting on your oven this is a great time to use it.

      ****I had too much of the filling to fit in the pie. I used a regular 10 inch pie pan. Maybe a deep dish would have been better. Plus the apples were really large.

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