1 - double crust pie crust recipe - see below
6 - 8 large Granny Smith apples (or a combination of Fuji and Gala) depending on how "Mile High" you want it.
1 to 1-1/2 cups sugar, the amount is determined by the tartness of the apples and how tart you like your pie
1 to 1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon, same with the cinnamon, 1 tsp. is fine but 1-1/2 is cinnamon yumminess
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 cup flour
2 Tbl. butter
Pie Crust - Double crust pie
2 cup flour, unbleached all purpose
1/2 cup butter, cubed and cold
1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco, cubed and cold
1/2 cup ice cold water
1-1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
1 Tbl. sugar
To make the pie crust look here for the instructions - pie crust instructions Make in advance and chill for at least 30 - 60 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
To assemble the pie, wash and peel the apples then cut the sides off leaving the core. Next, using a mandolin or very sharp knife and being very careful slice the apples to about 1/8" thickness into a large bowl.
As I've said before, Pampered Chef has a new handheld mandolin that works great and I'm finding all kinds of things to slice with it. Remember to always use a guard when using a mandolin.
On top of the apples pour in the flour, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg and stir until all are well coated. Set aside.
Take the pie crust dough out of the fridge and roll out the bottom crust. Place into a 9" pie dish.
Pour apple mixture into the pie dish and dot with the butter. Roll out the top crust and cover the apple mixture with crust.
Once the pie is covered with the top crust, trim the extra dough on the sides to 1/2" overhang.
Next, turn the dough under around the edge pinching together as you go.
Make the fluted edge by lightly pushing against the crust with the thumb and first finger of one hand and pressing in between those two with a finger from the other hand. Do this around the whole pie.
Prick the top of the pie with a fork to make air holes and release the steam when cooking.
Bake for 1 hour then test the pie with a fork inserted into the middle. If the apples are still a little hard bake for another 15 minutes, if they are soft the pie is done. You might need to add some tin foil on the edges after 30 - 45 minutes if the pie is browning too fast.
With tin foil................................................Tada! Baked Apple Pie. Yum, Yum, Yum!
*Like with all recipes, you sometimes have to make them several times to fine tune the spices. But please get in the kitchen and at least try to make homemade Apple Pie!*
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