Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Best Apple Pie

This apple pie recipe was a new discovery for me.  Normally, I'm not big on sweets but after a trip to Fishkill Farms Apple Orchard in upstate NY, I knew I needed to make a traditional apple pie just so I could say I tried it.  To my amazement the pie ended up being the best I ever tasted!  Now I will share the recipe for 'The Best Apple Pie' with you.



*2 Cups All Purpose Flour
*1/2 Teaspoon Salt
*2/3 Cups Shortening
*6 Tablespoons Cold Water
*5 Tablespoons Water, as needed


*5 Jonagold Apples, peeled, cored and sliced
*1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice (approx. 1/2 a lemon)
*1/2 Cup Raw Cane Sugar
*1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
*1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
*1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
*1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg
*1 Tablespoon Butter
*1 Egg
*Salt (to taste)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

1.  For the Piecrust, mix together the All Purpose Flour and Salt together in a mixing bowl.  Cut in the shortening and 6 Tablespoons water with your hands or a pastry cutter.  Push the mix to the side in the bowl and add the remaining water until it is moistened and well combined.  Roll into one large ball and divide in half.  Wrap each half separately in saran wrap and place in the fridge.    

2.  In a large bowl mix the apples and lemon juice.  Now, add the next 5 ingredients and mix thoroughly.  Set mixture aside.

3.  Take the dough out of the fridge.  Place one roll on a lightly floured surface and with a rolling pin roll the dough until just wide enough to fit inside a 9" Pie Dish.  

4.  Next, pour the apple mixture into the dough lined pie dish.  Cut small cubes of the butter and place on top of the apple mixture.  Now, take the 2nd ball of dough and place on a lightly floured surface and roll until you have a 11 inch circumference.  Lay on top of the pie and 'seal' and 'flute' the edge.  Take a knife a cut a small cross in the center.  Then, make approximately 8 incisions about 1/2 inch each in the dough so that it looks like sun rays radiating from the center.  The incisions allow steam to escape from the inside while it bakes. 

5.  Make an egg wash.  Crack an egg in a bowl, add a pinch of salt and whisk together.  Take a small basting brush and rub the egg wash across the top of the pie.  Next, take tin foil and cover the top of your pie.  Place the pie in the oven for 25 mins.  Afterwards, take the foil off the pie and bake an additional 25 mins until crust is golden and apples are tender.

6.  Cut and serve by itself OR add a dollop of Vanilla Ice Cream and be prepared to enter a food coma.  


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