Sunday, November 20, 2011

American Apple Pie

We are getting ready for Thanksgiving at our house and pies are definitely at the forefront of my thinking at the moment.  Apple, pumpkin, chocolate, strawberry…I really can’t decide on a favorite.  I hope you enjoy this delicious apple pie, we sure do at my house. J  Happy Thanksgiving!
American Apple Pie
2 cups flour
½ cup shortening
½ cup soft butter
1 ½ teaspoons salt
½ cup cold water
6 apples, cored, peeled, and sliced
¾ cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons butter
Topping:
1 tablespoon milk
2 teaspoons honey
1 tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350.  Cream together the 2 cups flour, shortening, butter, 1 teaspoon salt, and cold water.  Divide the dough into 2 sections.  On a lightly floured surface roll out each dough section into a large circle.  Line a 10 inch pie plate with one of the dough circles (save the other for the top).
In a mixing bowl whisk together the sugar, ½ teaspoon salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and flour.  Gently stir in the apple slices then spread them into the lined pie plate.
Fold the remaining dough circle in half then cut three slits into the folded side on the dough (cutting through both sides.  Carefully pick up the dough and place it on the middle of the apples then unfold the dough, covering all.  Flute the edges of the doughs together.
In a small bowl whisk together the milk and honey.  Spread this mixture over the top crust of the pie.  In another small bowl stir together the sugar and cinnamon then sprinkle that mixture over the top crust.
Bake the pie for 30-40 minutes or until a small knife inserted into one of the slits can easily cut through the apples.

By Miriam Barton in promotion for The Pioneer Cookbook: Recipes For Today's Kitchen.

This recipe is being shared with the Hearth and Soul Hop, Take It From MeKB and Whitesnakes Home Simply Delish, My Meatless Mondays, Bake with Bizzy

1 comment:

Bizzy B. Bakes said...

Thanks for posting this apple pie recipe. It does look like the perfect apple pie for holidays and for everyday. Thanks, also for sharing with Bake w Bizzy and My Meatless Mondays.