Classic Apple Pie

Just in time for you Thanksgiving feast...

Classic Apple Pie

8 servings

Ingredients:

    v1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed golden brown sugar
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  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoons salt
  • 8 cups sliced, peeled, cored Pippin or Granny Smith apples (about 7 medium)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 recipe, 2 disks, Basic Flaky Pie Crust Dough (see recipe)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. and position rack in bottom.

Combine 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar, flour, teaspoons cinnamon, cloves and salt in large bowl. Add apples and butter and toss well.

Roll 1 disk out on lightly floured surface to 12-inch round. Roll dough up on rolling pin and transfer to 9-inch Pyrex pie plate. Trim edges. Spoon filling evenly into crust, mounding slightly in center. Roll second disk out on lightly floured surface to 12 inch round. Roll up on rolling pin and transfer to top of apples.

Trim edges to 3/4 -inch overhang. Turn top edge under bottom. Crimp edges decoratively. Cut several slits in crust to allow steam to escape. Place pie on heavy baking sheet. Stir remaining 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon to combine in small bowl. Sprinkle over top of crust. Bake until pie is golden brown, juices bubble thickly in center and apples are tender, about 1 1/2 hours.

Basic Flaky Pie Crust Dough

Makes enough for 1 double crust pie or 2 single crust pies (Serves 8)

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 rounded tablespoon sugar
  • 1 rounded teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 2/3 cup frozen vegetable shortening, cut into pieces
  • 4-6 tablespoons ice water
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

Directions:

Combine flour, sugar and salt in food processor; pulse to blend. Add butter and shortening and cut into flour mixture using on/off turns. When mixture resemble coarse meal, transfer to large bowl. Combine 4 tablespoons ice water and cider vinegar in small bowl; pour over flour mixture. Stir with fork until moist clumps form, adding additional 2 tablespoons ice water if necessary.

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Gather dough into 2 balls and flatten balls into disks. Wrap in plastic and chill 30 minutes or up to 4 days. Well-wrapped dough can be frozen up to 2 weeks. Allow dough to soften slightly at room temperature before continuing.

Nutrition Facts

Makes enough for 1 double crust pie or 2 single crust pies (Serves 8)

By Kathy

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