Introduction: Homemade Apple Pie

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This is a simple recipe for the best apple pie your taste buds will ever experience. It takes about 1 hour to prepare, and 50 minutes to bake, so you'll want to allow around 2 hours for preparation.

Ingredients

Crust
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup shortening
1/3 to 1/2 cup cold water

Filling
8 granny smith apples
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp flour
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp butter/margarine

Step 1: Make Crust

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1. Sift flour and salt together.
2. Cut in shortening with a fork until pieces are in small clumps.
3. Slowly sprinkle water over the crust, continuing to cut it with the fork until it reaches the consistency shown in the picture.

Step 2: Roll Crust

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1. Pack crust it into 2 balls.
2. Roll one out a little bigger that the pie plate.
3. Roll the crust onto the rolling pin then unroll it on the pie plate.  

Step 3: Make Filling

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1. Peel and core eight granny smith apples.
2. Slice each apple into thin slices (12-16 slices).
3. Mix apples in mixing bowl with sugar, flour, and cinnamon until it reaches even consistency.

Step 4: Add Filling, Butter, and Top Crust

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1. Place the filling in the pie crust.
2. Break up the butter/margarine into tsp size pieces and dot it on top of the apples.
3. Roll the top crust onto the rolling pin then unroll it over the apple filling.

Step 5: Trim and Seal Crust

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1. Trim both crusts so that there is around ½ inch around the edge.
2. Rub a little bit of water on the edge of the bottom crust.
3. Crimp the crust together with your fingers. 

Step 6: Bake and Serve

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1. Cut vent holes in the top.
2. Sprinkle a cinnamon/sugar mixture on the top.
3. Bake at 400 for 50 minutes or until done.

Note: If it’s shiny, it’s not cooked. If the middle is not done but the edges are, fold aluminum foil around the edges.  

Comments

MicioGatta (author)2011-02-13

Thank you! I'm Italian and Apple Pie is not a tipical cake, so I've done it with your receipe and it came out so good that it last from afternoon to evening. It didn't take more than 5 hours to eat it all! Thank you!

polar bear6 (author)2011-02-06

how come you didnt use premade crust and filling? tastes much better and is still home made, we do it here in america all the time. doesnt get as good as the homemade you buy in the store tho

you crazy man. "doesn't get as good as the homemade you buy in the store tho"...yeah. you can't buy pies and still consider them to be homemade. This recipe is wonderfully delicious! Why bother looking up recipes if you're just gonna go buy all you stuff at the store. Every good baker knows, the best things come from scratch. C'mon that's Baking 101.
geofffoulk--wonderful recipe! great to see that there are still some men willing to bake! It's a great trait to have!

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