Monday, January 08, 2007

Classic Apple Pie

I'm making this recipe right now except I'm using my own pastry. I'll let you know how it turns out and post a picture later. It's from

Classic Apple Pie Recipe #2537
Use your favourite apple variety, just make a note to alter the amount of sugar based upon the sweetness of the apples used!
by Dancer^
6-8 servings
1½ hours 35 min prep
7 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon lemons, rind of, finely grated
2 tablespoons butter, softened
Pastry for double crust pie
2 cups flour
2/3 cup lard or butter or shortening
1/2 teaspoon salt
cold water
Pastry for double crust pie-------------
Combine flour, lard and salt with a pastry blender or fork until balls are the size of a large pea.
Add cold water by the spoonful and blend until the bowl starts to clean itself as you work the dough.
Then it is ready for rolling.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Combine sliced apples with sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon rind.
Line pie plate with unbaked pie crust, trim pastry, crimp to edge of pie plate. Fill pie crust with apple mixture and dot with softened butter.
Brush crust edge with water and place pie crust top on top of pie, crimp to the bottom crust. Make some slits in the top crust for steam to escape. Bake for 10 minutes.
Turn oven down to 350 degrees F and bake for 45 minutes longer.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I wish I had my dad's apple pie recipe that we used to make when I was a kid!