Apple pie

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Made my Mom's apple pie for the first time this fall! It was a delicious success. The crust was doughy in the middle and flaky on the outside, the apples were sweet and delightfully browned. Recipe below!
[Just a warning, I bake like I cook: I am inexact, messy, and often accident-prone. My directions are imperfect and at times vague, but I hope you can make some sense of them.]

Preheat oven: 350

4 cups flour
1 cup butter
3/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup water
1 beaten egg
1 tbs. vinegar
1 tbs. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt

1. Sift & mix in large bowl: flour, baking power, salt, sugar
2. Cut in butter and shortening with a knife until mixture is crumbly
3. Slowly mix in water, egg and vinegar

6-8 Gala apples, peeled
Brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract

1. Cut up apples into various sized pieces
2. Place apples in mixing bowl and add all other ingredients to taste! (I use TONS of cinnamon)

1. Divide dough into two 3/4 and 1/4 pieces
2. Smush or roll the 3/4 piece until it's about a quarter inch thick
3. Place crust in bottom of pan, pour in the apples
4. Use the remaining 1/4 piece to create braids, lines, circles, hearts, whatever you want!
5. Place in preheated oven for 35-50 minutes



SoreLoser said...

YUM YUM YUM!!!!!!!!! It was DEEEELICIOUS! And made up for a depressing ND loss.

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure this is the recipe we made on Thanksgiving years ago when Danielle came over. Mmm. :)

Marie said...

I'm sure you're right Madeleine :) And SoreLoser, glad I could help ease the pain :)

Cecille said...

I made mom's pie too!! ...But Liz and i accidentally used Baking Soda instead of powder... oops.