Difficulty Level: 2
Recipe Source: Grandma Dee
Cooking Time: 1 hour
Where To Cook: preheat oven to 400 degrees F
- 5 or 6 apples, tart sweet like, Rome, Jonathan and McIntosh
- ¼ cup sugar, if using brown sugar ½ cup
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- a dash of nutmeg
- 2 TB flour
- 1 pat of butter
PIE DOUGH: (Double Crust)
- 5 ½ cups flour
- 1 lb butter or shortening
- 1 ½ tsp salt
- In a 1 cup measuring cup add:
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 egg
Roll out pastry dough and line a pie plate with it, cut slits in sides and bottom of dough for a light and flaky finish.
Peel, core and slice apples, place half the sliced apples in the first pastry. Dust apples with 1 Tbsp flour. Mix sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Sprinkle half of the sweet mixture over flour in pie. Repeat with last half apples, flour and sugar mix. Top with pat of butter.
Cover the pie with the top pastry and cut a few slits for ventilation. You may also choose to cut out decorative shapes with a cookie cutter to make a fun decorative crust. Sprinkle with a bit of sugar if desired.
Cover lightly with foil and bake for 40 minutes, then remove the foil. Bake for another 15 minutes or until lightly golden and the pie filling starts to bubble up through the crust slightly. Let pie rest for at least 30 minutes before serving.
if you are using sweet apples, add a Tbsp lemon juice to sliced apples before placing in pie crust.