Though apples are available all year they somehow turn into a new level of amazing in the fall; something about the smell of turning leaves and crisp air iterrupted by smells of a freshly baked apple pie make the change of season something to look forward to. Dispite what anyone says, making pies from scratch isn't hard at all. In fact, once you try (and succeed) at making your own pasty crust, you may never go back!
This apple pie recipe is simple, easily customized, and an automatic homerun absolutely anytime! It's a decadent dessert, so prepare yourself.
A wise man once said: "You may have to serve out cake, but people will come to you for pie."
So, wanna make your own?
Step 1: Ingredients
Lard and shortening pastry recipes found on packaging may vary but all use the same basic ratio of ingredients, here's what I used:
- 6 cups cake and pastry flour (or 5 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour)
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 lb pure lard (or shortening)
- 1 tbsp vinegar
- 1 egg
- cold water
Other stuff you'll need:
- lemon juice
- vanilla extract
- milk (1-2%)
- sugar (any kind)
- rolling pin
- oven (preheated to 350 F), range, large pot
- baking dish (mine was 7"x11")