Apple Pie Recipe
Of all the American dishes, apple pie (in my opinion) gives me the loving comfort of home. The flaky but yet still soft crust, the sweet-bitter apples, the delicious...Oh I better stop. My mouth is watering. I think after I post this I just may need to go make one. While I do, you can read over the recipe. I bet you will want to make one soon, too.
- 2 3/4 cups flour
- 3/4 cup butter or margarine
- 8-10 Tbsp ice, cold water
- 2 lbs sliced apples
- 6 Tbsp sugar
- 1 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
- very fine slices of butter
- Place the flour in a large bowl and cut the margarine into it with a pastry cutter till it resembles bread crumbs.
- Add the water 2 Tbsps at a time, mixing with a knife until the mixture just begins to hold together.
- Using your hands, gather the mixture together in a ball beside the bowl.
- Wrap the pastry dough in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Put dough on a floured surface and cut in half.
- Flatten one half into a circle large enough to set in a pie dish with edges hanging over. *It is easier to put dough in pie dish by folding in half and then in half again--like a wedge--then unfold once it is resting in the pie dish.
- Preheat oven to 425.
- Toss apple slices, sugar, and cornstarch in a bowl.
- Dump apple mixture into the dough lined pie dish and top with slices of butter.
- Roll out the other half of the dough the same as the first.
- Place on top of apple mixture, pressing edges to close the dough.
- Using a knife, cut excess dough from around the pie dish.
- Flute the edges with your fingers to give a pretty appearance.
- Cut a 1/2 inch steam hole in the center.
- Use left over trimmings to make decorative shapes and arrange on top of the pie, leaving the steam hole open.
- Bake for 15 minutes, then lower the oven temperature to 350 and bake for 30-35 minutes.