Apple pie American style

American apple pie, we borrowed from different sources, one being the US Army, made a lot of pie back in the day!

Flaky pie crust

2 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 ½ Tbsp sugar
1 ¼ teaspoons salt
2/3 cup shortening
½ cup chilled butter (1 stick)
6 Tbsp ice water
2 tsp cider vinegar

Blend flour, sugar and salt in processor. Add shortening and butter cut in using on/off turns until mixture resembles coarse meal. Transfer mixture to bowl. Mix water and vinegar in small bowl; pour over flour mixture stir with fork until moist clumps form, adding more water if dough is too dry. Gather dough into two balls; flatten each into disk. Wrap each into disk and chill 30 minutes.

Apple filling:
2 lbs. Apples coarse dice or sliced
¾ lbs. Sugar
1/8 tsp salt
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
1 ½ oz. Cornstarch
2 tsp lemon juice
1/8 cup of butter

apples can be covered with dry ingredients to release juices through a colander, overnight or a few hours, put juices in a pot and bring to boil, add in apples and cook for 10 minutes, cool.
roll out 2 pieces of dough bottom a little thicker than top, fill with apple filling, cover and crimp edges and make nice fluted edge, cut an air hole in center, brush with cream or milk, bake for 45-5- minutes at 350 F

cool and serve with vanilla ice crea, cheddar cheese like in New England, or cream, hell just like that, plain!

Jeremy

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3 comments

Pie pics are posted, minus the obvious pie!
Forgot my digital today, so will have to make one at home this weekend!
gonna bake two now for a party tonight!

Ta!
J

www.stirthepots.com

Tsk,Tsk, "all work and no play make Jack a dull boy! "(Jack Nicholson,"The shining") Sorry been multi tasking at work, butchering, fileting, soups, paper work, parties,ordering, party planning, regular service! Now I have a post coming up for my site of the same recipe, in photo sequences, should post tonight!

Gotta move like the wind!
and....another interesting thing too, possible business,shhh hush hush!

J

Slow down, blue eyes! Tks for all the recipes you've posted but lemme catch up on the other recipes first.