Tuesday, October 11, 2011

All American Apple Pie baby

Not much yummier than a good ole apple pie.

Apple Pie: (adapted from Joy of Baking & Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book)

2 1/2 cups AP flour-sifted
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup chilled, unsalted butter cut into 1in chunks
1/4 - 1/2 cups ice cold water

* Mix together flour, cinnamon, sugar, and salt

* Cut in butter either with a food processor or pastry cutter

* Once flour mixture looks like coarse meal slowly add the ice cold water until dough holds together, divide into two balls form into disks and place in plastic wrap

8 cups of peeled, cored, sliced apple of choice
3/4 cup white sugar
1 TB lemon juice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1-2 TB butter
*** you can add 1 1/2 TB cornstarch or even flour to help to thicken up your pie if you want ( i used cornstarch)

* Mix all ingredients together and let sit for a few minutes while you roll out your pie dough

* Roll one dough ball and place into pie plate
* Place apples into pie plate
* Roll out second dough ball and place onto the top of the apples
* Cut excess crust off and pinch/roll or decorate your pie crust edge. Cut slits into top of pie to allow steam to release

1 egg
1 Tb milk/water

* Mix egg and water and using a brush wash the entire crust and edges, sprinkle entire crust with sugar
* Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Place pie into oven and cook for 30 minutes. Turn oven temp down to 350 degree F and place pie crust protector/foil over edge of crusts to help to prevent burning cook for an additional 40-45 minutes.

* Once pie is out of the oven let sit for at least an hour to let the juices sit up a little bit
* Serve hot/cold, with whipped cream/ice cream/cheddar cheese slice whatever you like.

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