apple pie

March 17, 2012

prep time: 20 minutes       bake time: 1 hour       total time: 1 hour 20 minutes

6 cups thinly sliced apples
1 c white sugar
1 T butter
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 T flour
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 pastry for 9 inch single deep crust pie

ingredients for pie crust (enough to make top and bottom crust)
1 1/4 c all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c butter, chilled and diced
1/4 cup ice water

directions for pie crust
1.  in a large bowl, combine flour and salt. cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. (tip for butter: try freezing the block of butter, and then grating it.)
2.  stir in water, a tablespoon at a time, until mixture forms a ball. (if desired, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.)
3.  roll dough out to fit a 9 inch pie plate. place crust in pie plate. press the dough evenly into the bottom and sides of the pie plate.

directions for filling

  1. peel and slice apples.
  2. combine sugar, nutmeg, vanilla, and cinnamon. the amount of sugar used depends on how tart your apples are.
  3. arrange apples in layers in pastry lined pie plate. sprinkle each layer with sugar mixture. dot top layer with small pieces of butter or margarine. cover with top crust.
  4. place on lowest rack in oven preheated to 450 degrees F and bake for 10 minutes. then reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees F. bake for 45 to 50 minutes longer. serve warm.

sources (apple pie, butter flaky pie crust)

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