Tuesday, August 19, 2014


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup shortening
1 egg
1/4 cup cold water
2 tbsp white vinegar

Place flour in a large bowl; cut in shortening until crumbly. In a small bowl, whisk egg, water and vinegar; gradually add to crumb mixture, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Shape into a rectangle; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 30 minutes or overnight.


10 cups (approximately 8 medium apples) peeled, sliced tart apples
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tbsp butter
1 egg
1 tbsp milk

Preheat oven to 375°. For filling, in a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. In a small bowl, combine sugars, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg; add to apple mixture and toss to coat. Transfer to a 13x9-in. baking dish; dot with butter.
On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to fit top of pie. Place over filling. Trim and flute edges. In a small bowl, whisk egg with milk; brush over pastry. Cut slits in top. Bake 40-50 minutes or until crust is golden brown and apples are tender.

Remove from oven to a wire rack to cool.

Yield: 15 servings

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