Make this delicious apple pie with 3 types of apples and create a stunning lattice top.
Keyword apple pie, apples, pie crust
Prep Time 30minutes
Cook Time 50minutes
Total Time 1hour20minutes
Author Candi Elm
2 1/2Cupsof all purpose flour
3TBwhite granulated sugar
1 1/2sticks butter, cut in pieces
7apples peeled, cored and sliced
3/4light brown sugar
1/4cupall purpose flour
Measure out butter, water and shortening and place in refrigerator to chill.
Sift together, flour, salt and sugar, in large bowl.
Mix in shortening with your fingers and coat it with the flour. Add the cold butter cubes and mix it into the flour with a pastry blender. Work quickly so butter doesn't melt. This is the key to a good crust.
Once the mix looks like coarse cornmeal you can start adding drops of ice water a little at a time and mix it in.
Use enough water until you can form a ball of dough and then split it in two and wrap each disk and place in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Once your apples are cut and placed in a large bowl, add lemon juice to coat Apples. Mix, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a smaller bowl and sprinkle over apples to coat generously.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Take out one disk of dough and roll out to 2" larger than your pie plate. Place into the pan and fill with apples. Adding any remaining sugar mix on top of apples.
Take out second wrapped disk and roll out to 2" larger than pan. Take pastry cutter and slice even slices and weave on the top.
Make an egg wash and brush on top of crust, moderately.
Place in middle rack of oven on a cookie sheet. Bake for 40 - 50 minutes, checking on it the last few minutes.