How to make it

  • pre heat oven to 425 degrees
  • wash, peel and slice apples thin into wedges (abt the thickness of a butter knife)
  • add to large mixing bowl apples, sugar and flour mixing well to ensure all apples are covered
  • then sprinkle with enough spices to cover to taste
  • leave set while you make crust
  • crust:
  • makes a 2 layer pie crust
  • in a large bowl, sift 1 c flour and 1 tsp salt at a time to make sure well sifted.
  • add the shortening in rounded heaps to the bowl
  • take a pastry cutter and mix shortening and flour mixture until the consistency of corn meal, ensuring all large peices of shortening are broken up small and crumbly
  • add ice cold water all at once.
  • mix by hand until ingredients are all stuck together.
  • do not mix too much or crust will be tough. The less you handle it, the better!
  • form into a large ball and cut in half.
  • Roll out on floured counter or wax paper 1 at a time. Make bottom crust 1/2 inch larger all around than the pie plate.
  • place pie crust into pie plate
  • add apple mixture.
  • place pats of butter on top of apple mixture in crust
  • sprinkle with additional cinnamon if desired
  • roll out second top crust.
  • Place on top if apples in pie plate
  • seal the edges with a little water on your fingertip
  • make a decorative edge with your fingers pinching the two layers of crusts together. or using the teeth of a fork to put ridges around edges.
  • brush the top of pie crust with a egg wash and sprinkle with sugar (optional) for looks
  • take a knife and cut 5 slits into top crust for venting
  • place a spare cookie sheet under pie in oven to reduce smoking when it begins to boil over.
  • bake pie at 425 degrees for 15 mins
  • then turn down heat and bake at 350 degrees for 35- 40 mins until pie is sbhowing it is bubbling

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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    great instructions delicous apple pie thanks bunches
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    My husband loves apple pie! We have several apple trees in our yard and i always look for new apple recipes. This sounds like a comforting recipe! Great cooking tips here, too! High 5!
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