Happy National Pie Day! Here Is Apple Pie.
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Equipment you will need:
Large mixing bowl
For the crust:
2 1/4 c. all purpose flour
1 Crisco Baking Bar (or 2 sticks butter)
10 Tbsp. ice water
1/2 t. salt
Combine the flour and salt and put in the bowl of the food processor.
Cut the Crisco or butter into small cubes, and add to the flour.
Pulse 3 or 4 times.
Add the ice water 1 Tbsp. at a time, pulsing each time, until dough forms a ball.
Remove from food processor.
Divide the dough into 2 pieces, one twice as large as the other. Roll out the larger piece between two pieces of plastic wrap. When dough is rolled out very thin, line the bottom and sides of the pie pan. Cover with plastic wrap and put in refrigerator.
Roll out the other dough between two pieces of plastic wrap and refrigerate.
For the Filling:
6 large apples: 4 Granny Smith and 2 Braeburn, Gala or Golden Delicious
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/3 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. white sugar
1/2 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. nutmeg
1/4 t. allspice
(Instead of the cinnamon,nutmeg & allspice you can use 1 1/2 tsp. apple pie spice)
2 Tbsp. margarine or butter
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
Peel, core and slice the apples and put into a large mixing bowl. Add the lemon juice, brown & white sugar, salt, and spices and mix well. Leave the apples absorb the spices for 1 hour.
The full recipe at: viciousbabushka.com
Which pie should you choose for your National Pie Day party? The pie-sibilities are endless! Will it be one of the 231 varieties of apple pie, the favorite of 36 million Americans? Perhaps pumpkin pie, which was first introduced to the holiday table at the pilgrim’s second Thanksgiving in 1623? Or maybe a pecan pie, which is the third most popular choice in our nation of pie lovers? We are encouraging pie lovers everywhere to teach someone to make a pie during the month of January in honor of National Pie Day.
To find out pie events going on throughout the country visit piecouncil.org