Sunday, October 5, 2008

Best Ever Apple Pie

I guess I can't say that this is the "Best Ever" apple pie because it's the only one I've ever made, but it's still very, very good!

Best Ever Apple Pie

Crust (Makes 2 10-inch crusts)
1 cup shortening
2 2/3 cup flour
1 tsp salt
7-8 Tbsp ice water

1 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
Dash of salt
8 cups thinly sliced tart apples
3 Tbsp butter

Crust directions:
Cut shortening into flour and salt until it resembles small peas. Sprinkle water 1 Tbsp at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened and pastry pulls away from the side of the bowl. Shape into a ball and divide in half. Roll each half into a round about 2 inches larger than your pie plate. Line pie plate with one crust, add filling, then top with the second crust.

Heat oven to 425. Mix sugar, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt. Stir in apples and mix well. Pour into crust-lined pie plate. Dot with butter. Cover with top crust, cut slits for steam to escape, seal edges. Bake about 40-50 minutes until crust is nicely browned and juices begin to bubble through slits in crust. Cover top with foil if it browns too quickly.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream!!!

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