Monday, November 10, 2014

Apple Pie

In my book, pies are my favorite part about Thanksgiving season. They are the best part of a Thanksgiving dinner and there are so many different kinds to make. I wanted to make an Apple Pie, because that is one of my dad's favorite desserts. The aroma of cinnamon fills the whole kitchen when you bake this pie. This pie was delicious, with a homemade buttery and flaky crust, and delicious cinnamon apples. The recipe is pretty simple and easy and it is a recipe that any pie lover will enjoy. Here is another recipe that truly shows my love of baking and fall.
First, you need to make pie crust for a double crusted pie. You will need to make the recipe below twice since this pie has a crust on the bottom and the top.
Pie Crust: 
1 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
1/4 tsp of salt
8 tbs of cold butter (cut up into tiny pieces)
4 tbs of ice water
First, mix together the flour and the salt. 
Next, cut up the butter into tiny pieces. 
Next, with your fingers cut the butter into the flour mixture. Mix it together until it becomes yellow in color and the pieces are pea sized. 
Next, add the water to the flour mixture and mix until it is combined. Do not over mix! 
Then, form the mixture into a disk sized piece. Then, warp it in plastic wrap.

Put it in the fridge and keep it in there for at least 30 minutes. 
You need to repeat this process 1 more time to make the top crust. You will end up with two disk size pieces of pie crust. 
Next, prepare the pie pan with the bottom layer of crust. 
Next, you will make the apple pie filling. This filling is the perfect combination of apple and cinnamon sugar goodness. 
Apple Pie Filling:
6 large Gala apples
1 cup of sugar 
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
a pinch of cloves
2 tbs of all purpose flour 
1/4 cup of butter (half a stick)
lemon juice
First. preheat your oven to 350 and then, cut the apples into slices and peel the skins off of them. 
Next, cut the peeled apples into pieces and place half of the apples into the prepared pie pan. 

Next. sprinkle 1/2 a cup of sugar, cinnamon, and cloves on top. 
Then, add the rest of the apples on top, and add more cinnamon and cloves. Then, add the 2 tablespoons of flour and the cut up butter. Make sure all of it is spread out evenly. Then, top it off with lemon juice. 
Then, add the top layer of crust on top. Use a rolling pin to spread it out. Then, using a fork poke steam vent holes in the crust and crimp the edges. 
Then, sprinkle more sugar on top of the crust. 

Next, put the pie pan on a baking sheet before you put it into the oven, because while baking the pie there will be some spillage. 
Next, bake the pie for an hour. You may need to bake it a little longer, it just depends on the crust. 
Then, enjoy this yummy fall treat!

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