Project Description

Awesome Apple Pie

Ingredients

  • FOR CRUST:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • FOR FILLING:
  • 6 cups thinly sliced, peeled Macintosh Apples. Use an apple slicer for even cuts. 
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 T all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 T lemon juice

Directions

  1. FOR CRUST:
    1. Heat oven to 425F
    2. Combine butter, powdered sugar and vanilla. mix well.
    3. Gradually stir in flour. mix well.
    4. Cut dough into two even parts. One is for the top crust, One for the bottom. Make a large ball out of each part.
    5. Place a large piece of plastic wrap on your work surface.
    6. Place one ball on the plastic wrap, and using a rolling pin roll it out until it is about 2 inches wider than the diameter of your pie plate (this recipe is for an 8 inch size dish).
    7. Once it is rolled out, use the edges of the plastic wrap to lift it up. hold it just above your dish and turn it gently upside down and place it down inside. remove the plastic.
    8. Then make the top crust the same way. but put it aside for the moment while you make your filling.
  2. FOR FILLING:
    1.  In a large bowl, combine apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and lemon juice. mix lightly.
    2. Spoon it into your pie plate.  
    3. Now take the top crust and place it over the filling in the same manner you placed the bottom crust.
    4. Press off the excess dough. which means, push down on the dough just at the edge of the pie plate. push it down enough so that the excess breaks off. Do it along the entire edge of the plate.
    5. Once the excess dough it removed, start decorating!
    6. Take a fork and press it down just at the edge of the pie to make straight line indentations.Do this until the entire edge is covered with the little lines.
    7. Cut maybe 4 slits near the pie center for ventilation. now you are ready to bake what should be a rather beautiful apple pie!
    8. BEFORE placing it in the oven, cover the entire pie with aluminum foil. Place it on the top of your pie loosely, and fold down the edges.
    9. Cook the pie for about 30 minutes.
    10. Remove the foil and cook until done, maybe another 10-15 minutes. The crust should be a very light golden brown, if that. NOT more.
    11. Remove it from the oven and let it cool.
    12. Put it in the fridge if you prefer cold pie