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Apple pie

by | Oct 18, 2006 | Recipes

While serving in in the US Army I picked up the best apple pie recipe, well the filling at least! It’s great for summer or even Thanksgiving.Serve it as you like, vanilla ice cream, cheddar cheese or just plain!

Flaky pie crust

2 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 ½ Tbsp sugar
1 ¼ teaspoons salt
2/3 cup shortening
½ cup chilled butter (1 stick)
6 Tbsp ice water
2 tsp cider vinegar

Blend flour, sugar and salt in processor. Add shortening and butter cut in using on/off turns until mixture resembles coarse meal. Transfer mixture to bowl. Mix water and vinegar in small bowl; pour over flour mixture stir with fork until moist clumps form, adding more water if dough is too dry. Gather dough into two balls; flatten each into disk. Wrap each into disk and chill 30 minutes.

Apple filling:
2 lbs. Apples coarse dice or sliced
¾ lbs. Sugar
1/8 tsp salt
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
1 ½ oz. Cornstarch
2 tsp lemon juice
1/8 cup of butter

apples can be covered with dry ingredients to release juices through a colander, overnight or a few hours, put juices in a pot and bring to boil, add in apples and cook for 10 minutes, cool.
roll out 2 pieces of dough bottom a little thicker than top, fill with apple filling, cover and crimp edges and make nice fluted edge, cut an air hole in center, brush with cream or milk, bake for 45-5- minutes at 350 F
cool. Serve with vanilla ice cream, cheddar cheese like in New England, or cream, hell just like that, plain!Cimg1539

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  1. TP

    Hi Jeremy
    First of all, thanks for the gorgeous plum tart alsacienne recipe you gave me the other day; by far the best tart I’ve ever eaten. This apple pie looks as every bit as promising as that. Must make this soon.
    Teck Poh

  2. soso

    Good recipe! It’s a great idea to cook the apples with the lemon juice.

  3. Jonitin

    Merci soso!


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