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Pi*r*Rectangular Flat Apple Pie

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I don't remember how long ago or for what reason I first started baking apple pie in a jelly roll pan-  too many apples on hand?  Tons of people to feed?  What ever the reason, apple Flat Pie has become the family favorite and a huge hit at potlucks and picnics.

The secret to this delicious dessert is the piquant contrast between the tart apple filling and the sweet glazed crust.  Add to this flavor medley a flaky, buttery crust and you will experience Pure Pie Joy.

Here's how to start:
 
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Step 1: Assemble your ingredients:

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For the Crust-

300 grams/ 2  1/2 cups/ 10.5 oz of all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2 Tblsp white sugar
2 1/2 sticks (1  1/4 cups) salted butter FROZEN
1/4 cup cold vodka
1/4 cup cold water

For the Filling:
4 lbs of apples, a crisp tart variety preferred
4 Tblsp white sugar, more or less to taste
ground cinnamon to taste
3 Tblsp flour
lemon juice (optional)
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tblsp salted butter, cut up or grated into small pieces
splash of rum (optional)

For the Glaze
2 cups powdered sugar
3 Tblsp hot water
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
pinch of salt

Step 2: Gather you Equipment

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You will need;

13x9 jelly roll pan (or a cookie sheet with 4 sides).  If your pan is larger than 13x9, you will need to increase your ingredients by a percentage equal to the larger pan.

measuring cups and spoons

rolling pin

plastic wrap or a pastry cloth

scale (optional)

apple peeler /corer/slicer
    * if you plan to make apple pies or sauce, or even peel potatoes ever again, buy one of these puppies. Available at your local culinary store or for $16.66 at Amazon  and you will peel your apples in SECONDS- it makes pie making a treat instead of a chore.
Otherwise, get out that stupid potato peeler and paring knife *sigh*

large hole grater.  The cheapo ones from the Dollar Store work great for this.  I have an expensive Microplane grater, and it doesn't work as well for grating butter.
mistyp2 years ago
This sounds simply amazing! Thanks for sharing, and good luck in the contest!
Apple pie with GLAZE? Yes please. Also I do very much want one of those apple peelers. They're amazing.
Cheese Queen (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago
Yes, once you buy an apple peeler/corer/slicer you'll ask "Why didn't my mother give me one of these the day I was BORN?!"

I have very few one-purpose kitchen gadgets but this is one I'll never be without. And they last a long time- I think I've had this one 15 years or more.
ChrysN2 years ago
Nice, sounds really good with the glaze.