Make it an Apple Pie Day for Dad – ChicWrap™
Pie making is a favorite past time for me and it seems pies are always a welcomed treat for the men in my family. Make Dad feel special by making him an apple pie for Father’s Day. My pie crust is adapted from Jackie Oldan’s recipe that I happened to hear on the radio years ago. I like it because it makes 4 circles, enough pie crust for two pies. It is nice to have a pie to keep and another to give. I roll my dough the old fashion way but I found a very useful tutorial on the Food52 blog site that might give you an edge when working with pastry dough. The video is HERE.
Start the pie crust first so it can rest in the refrigerator while the apple pie filling is being assembled. Enjoy!
Best Pie Dough – Ingredients:
4 cups all purpose flour
1 3/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 tablespoon sugar
1 Teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 egg lightly beaten
1/2 cup water
Using a hand or stand mixer add flour, shortening, sugar and salt together in a bowl. Mix the ingredients on low speed until dough makes small pea size crumbles.
Next add vinegar, egg and water mixing lightly until combined.
Mold dough with hands to form a ball. Cut into four pieces and wrap each piece in ChicWrap™ and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Best Apple Pie – ingredients:
6 large or 9 small Granny Smith apples
1/2 cup sugar
1/4-1/2 cup brown sugar
dash of nutmeg
dash of salt
1/2-1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Tablespoons of flour
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
dot with 1 teaspoon of butter -Optional
Peel and slice the apples, coring the center of seeds.
Mix all ingredients together and set aside.
Rolling the dough and assembling the two pies:
Flour the working area to roll the pie dough. You will also need to flour your hands and the rolling pin.
Take one segment of pie dough and rub lightly with flour. Roll the dough evenly working around the dough to form a circle and place the dough in a 9 inch pie pan. Add half of the apple mixture, dot with butter and then top with a second rolled round of dough. Crimp the pie edges and cut a design of your choice for the pie top. Repeat for the second pie.
Bake in an oven at 400-degrees for 1 hour.
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