In this tutorial I'll show you how how to make my newest delicious creation: blueberry apple pie.
Step 1: Making the Dough
Purchasing a pre-made pie crust from the local store is always an option, but I love to make my own dough. Here's what you'll need to make the simple, yet flaky and wonderful pie crust that I always use:
What you'll need:
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tbsp salt
2/3 cup shortening
6 tbsp ice water
and I usually add some spices to my dough for a little more flavor.
This time I used pinches of Allspice and Cinnamon.
1. Combine flour, salt, and spices. Cut in the shortening until crumbly.
2. Gradually add water until the dough can form a ball.
3. Split the dough so one half is slightly larger than the other. (The larger part will be used for the bottom crust, and the smaller for the top crust.)
Step 2: Rolling and Placing the Dough
First of all, I'm the worst person in the world at rolling dough.
My technique is lay down a bunch of flour and roll it out as thin as I can while still attempting to keep it round and even - I really don't know how to explain it any better than that. I mean, I don't even own a rolling pin... I just use a smooth, sturdy cup.
Once you get the dough rolled out somewhat evenly and thin you can try your hand at laying it out in the pie pan.
Through trial and error, I've found that because the dough is so thin it is easiest to lightly roll up the dough and unroll it into the bottom of the pie pan.
If you try to lift the dough into the pie pan it will tear and just make you mad.
Once the dough is in the pan, don't worry about it being perfect as soon as it's in.
Imperfections can be fixed by pressing and filling holes.
Step 3: Making the Filling
What you'll need:
2 pints bluberries
2-3 apples (I used 2 1/2 Golden Delicious)
1/4-1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp cinamon
1/2 tbsp allspice
1/2 tbsp nutmeg
just enough butter to dab on the crust
1. Core and slice the apples and mix all ingredients together (I use my hands for this)
2. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze juice from one half into fruit mixture
3. Pour everything into bottom pie crust
Step 4: Put on Top Crust and Bake
My favorite way to do the top crust is with a lattice.
I go into greater detail on how to do this on my Mulberry Pie tutorial found here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Tristas-Marvelous-Mulberry-Pie-With-Blackberries/step5/Lattice-top-crust/
For this pie I went with a wider lattice.
Once you get your top how you want it refrigerate your pie for 30 minutes.
While it is refrigerating preheat your oven to 400. When the 30 minutes is up:
1. Dot the top of the crust with butter
2. Bake at 400 for 15min
3. Lower oven to 325-350 and bake for 25-30 more min or until crust starts to turn golden brown.
Before baking this pie I wrapped tin foil around the edges so the crust would not burn.
Then it will be ready to enjoy!!