|Artistic look at my apples!
It seems that every dessert revolves around apples this time of year. Apple Crisp, Apple Cake and now Apple Pie. Hubby was looking through twitter this afternoon and found a video from Jordan Winery on making an Apple Pie and the secrets to a flaky crust. As he sat there listening to this video I started to crave an apple pie. I wasn’t going to try the recipe he was listening too, I have my own apple pie recipe.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup shortening
- 6 – 7 tablespoons cold water
On a lightly floured surface, flatten 1 dough ball. Roll from center to edges into 12-inch circle.
Now for the filling:
I always have luck making my own pie crust from the Better Homes and Garden Cookbook that uses flour, salt, shortening (Crisco) and water-4 basic ingredients and it is very easy to make. (See recipe above) Once that is done I flip through the cookbook to the fruit pie chart to find out what I need for an apple pie. For the filling use 5 apples, peeled cored and sliced( 6 cups) , 1/2 to 3/4 of a cup of sugar and a tablespoon of flour, and I have the filling all ready to go. Mix them all together and place in crust. Place the remaining crust on top, roll and crimp the edges then sprinkle with a little sugar. Cover edge with foil. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes, remove foil and bake for 20 to 25 minutes more.