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Everyone loves Apple Pie. While some like Pumpkin or Pecan Pie, Raspberry or Rhubarb Pie, as a general rule, everyone loves Apple Pie. Modern Times change names of institutions to atrocious miss-spellings or Homophones.  So to go with the flow, I am making (App) le Pi.

Step 1: Ingredients

Crust

1 Cup Unsalted Butter
2 1/2 Cups White Flour
1 Teaspoon Salt 
1 Teaspoon Sugar
4-8 Tablespoons Cold Water

Filling

1 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. flour
6 or 4 big pared and sliced cooking apples
1 tbsp. lemon juice

(To save time for non-pro members I will put the relevant Ingredients on every page)

Step 2: Crust (part 1)

Crust 

1 Cup Unsalted Butter
2 1/2 Cups White Flour
1 Teaspoon Salt 
1 Teaspoon Sugar
4-8 Tablespoons Cold Water


Place the butter in the freezer and wait at least 15 minutes, but the longer the better. 

Meanwhile mix the Flour, Salt and Sugar into a large mixing bowl.

Step 3: Crust (part 2)

Crust

1 Cup Unsalted Butter
2 1/2 Cups White Flour
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Sugar
4-8 Tablespoons Cold Water

Cut the cold butter into cubes about the size of a dice. Mix with the  other  Ingredients in the bowl. This will be difficult to do however, so be prepared for some hard work. I used a Pastry Kneader, but you could use a food processor. Keep doing this until the butter is in pea-sized balls. 

Step 4: Crust (part 3)

Crust

1 Cup Unsalted Butter
2 1/2 Cups White Flour
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Sugar
4-8 Tablespoons Cold Water

Add 1 Tablespoon cold water at a time and mix. Keep adding water and every once and a while pinch a small amount of dough. If it holds together, the dough is ready. 

You should be able to take a fistful and it will hold like in the picture.

Step 5: Crust (part 4)

Crust

1 Cup Unsalted Butter
2 1/2 Cups White Flour
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Sugar
4-8 Tablespoons Cold Water

Separate the dough into 2 equal parts. Form two disks about one inch thick. Wrap them up and put them in the fridge for an hour or up to two days.

Step 6: Crust (part 5)

Crust

1 Cup Unsalted Butter
2 1/2 Cups White Flour
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Sugar
4-8 Tablespoons Cold Water 

Put a non-stick baking sheet on the counter and sprinkle with flour. If you do not have a non-stick sheet it will be more difficult but still doable. Place the dough on the sheet. Apply flour liberally again and get out your rolling pin.

This is not my picture.

Step 7: Crust (part 6)

Crust

1 Cup Unsalted Butter
2 1/2 Cups White Flour
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Sugar
4-8 Tablespoons Cold Water 

Once the dough has stretched enough (this can be determined by placing your pie pan upside-down on the dough, the dough sheet should be at least 3 inches wider then the pie pan) put the pan upside-down on the dough. Slowly slide the sheet off the counter with one hand, while the other hand supports the pan. Carefully flip the sheet and pan upside down and allow the dough to sink into the pan. Then slowly peel the sheet of the top. Press the dough firmly but carefully into the edge of the pan. Ripping it is not ideal, but if you do rip the crust, a pinch with wet fingers should fix it up. Prick holes in the bottom with a fork.

If you have a 9 inch pie pan, and add three inches to both sides, you get a diameter of 15, which has a radius of 7.5, meaning that pi(r^2) is pi(7.5^2) which is pi(56.25) which means that the crust must have an area of 176.714587inches squared. If you have a 1/4 inch crust, you need 44.17864675 cubic inches of pie dough. Therefore the inverse... 2 hours later.. beepeepeep (smoke alarm wakes up bored chefs to be)

Step 8: Filling (part 1)

Filling

1 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. flour
6 or 4 big pared and sliced cooking apples
1 tbsp. lemon juice


(Please remember that apples brown quickly so make haste with this step.)

Mix the sugar, cinnamon, salt and flour in a bowl.

Step 9: Filling (part 2)

Filling

1 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. flour
6 or 4 big pared and sliced cooking apples
1 tbsp. lemon juice

 
Peel and quarter the apples. Then cut into thin slices.

Step 10: Filling (part 3)

Filling

1 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. flour
6 or 4 big pared and sliced cooking apples
1 tbsp. lemon juice
 
Layer the apples in the pie crust, then put on a layer of the Flour/Salt/Sugar/Cinnamon. Repeat till the crust is full.

Sorry about the picture quality, I only had my phone as the camera was not at home.

Step 11: Filling (part 4)

                                     ^What would I do without Google Images^

Filling


1 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. flour
6 or 4 big pared and sliced cooking apples
1 tbsp. lemon juice
 
Splash the lemon juice over the apples in the crust.

While you roll the top crust, put the apples in a cool place preferably wrapped up.

Step 12: Crust (part 7)

Crust

1 Cup Unsalted Butter
2 1/2 Cups White Flour
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Sugar
4-8 Tablespoons Cold Water 

Do the same as before, just it doesn't need to be so thin. Spread the crust carefully over the apples and the bottom crust. Pinch the bottom and top crust together. 

Step 13: Decoration (part 1)

Decoration

1 beaten egg

Now your pie in ready to cook, but you might want to add some twist to it. Some Bakers put sugar on the top. Others put pastry leaves and pastry apples on the crust. In honour of the  Rob Janoff and William Jones, the designer and assigner of the Apple Logo and the Pi symbol respectively, I have put the respective symbols on the pi(e), along with pi's numeric abbreviation, 3.14.

Picture is of  William Jones.

Step 14: Decoration (part 2)

Decoration

1 beaten egg
 

Cut out the pictures you want out of paper. I used the picture in the Intro. Paint the back of the paper with water and place it in the pastry. Use the tip of a butter knife to cut out the shape. Paint the back of the shape with the beaten egg and place it on the top crust. Paint the tops of all your shapes with egg yolk to make them stand out. The numbers I did freehand.

Step 15: Cook

Preheat the oven to 240 degrees Celsius. Put in the pie and wait 25-30 minutes. Then watch till it browns. Poke with a toothpick to see whether the apples are soft enough. Take out with care. It will be hot. Duh.

Step 16: Side

Top off with some delicious ice cream of your choice. 

I like to use scoochmaroo's banana ice cream.

 https://www.instructables.com/id/1-ingredient-Ice-Cream/

Step 17: Final Picture

Within 5 minutes of cooling.








This is my first Instructable. Please vote.
Pretty good, but you should have more of your own pictures, not other people's pictures.
Very nice Ible brother. I will vote for you.
Make sure to vote for other good pies out there, and not just your brother.

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