Sunday, November 6, 2011

Pie # 14: Classic Apple Pie

Everyone loves apple pie. In fact, I believe that if we were to survey all people capable of eating, the vast majority would agree that apple pie is their favorite. A classic recipe is a must in any household. I received this recipe from my new friends Luke and Cassie; they gave me this adorable pie plate with the recipe engraved in the bottom. (Note to self: make sure you know the ingredients prior to placing the bottom crust in the plate. I found that out the hard way.) Thanks, Luke and Cassie for the great recipe! This pie was demolished during the Halloween party I hosted last weekend. (Printable version)

All-Shortening Crust

1/3 cup sugar (I used slightly more)
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tea nutmeg
1/2 tea cinnamon
pinch of salt
8 medium apples (peeled and sliced evenly)
2 tablespoons butter

Combine apples with sugar, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt.

Pour into bottom crust. Dot with butter before placing top crust over filling. Seal edges.

Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with raw sugar. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes; reduce heat to 350 and bake for 45-60 minutes.

The pumpkin and apple pies are ready for Halloween!

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