Description (Some HTML is OK)
Makes 1 serving
- Apple Pie Filling
- 5 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced into 1/2" wedges
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp. Lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp. Corn Starch dissolved in 1 tsp. water
- 2 heaping Tbsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. nutmeg
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- Fool Proof Pie Dough
- (Makes enough for one 9-inch double-crust pie)
- 2 1/2 cups (12 1/2 ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon table salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch slices
- ½ cup cold vegetable shortening, cut into small bits
- ¼ cup cold vodka
- ¼ cup cold water
- 1 egg slightly beaten
Preparation (Some HTML is OK)
1. Process 1 1/2 cups flour, salt, and sugar in food processor until combined, about 2 one-second pulses. Add butter and shortening and process until homogeneous dough just starts to collect in uneven clumps, about 15 seconds (dough will resemble cottage cheese curds and there should be no uncoated flour). Scrape bowl with rubber spatula and redistribute dough evenly around processor blade. Add remaining cup flour and pulse until mixture is evenly distributed around bowl and mass of dough has been broken up, 4 to 6 quick pulses. Empty mixture into medium bowl.
2. Sprinkle vodka and water over mixture. With rubber spatula, use folding motion to mix, pressing down on dough until dough is slightly tacky and sticks together. Divide dough into two even balls and flatten each into 4-inch disk. Wrap each in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 45 minutes or up to 2 days.
Preheat oven to 350.
Roll out one disk of dough and place it into 9" pie pan.
Press firmly around edges to adhere to pan.
Fill pan with apple mixture arranging apples however you please.
Roll out second disk of dough.
Place over apples.
Seal and flute edges.
Trim off remaining dough.
Brush top crust with egg.
Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
Bake for 25 minutes.
Cover with foil and bake for additional 20 minutes.
Let cool 10 minutes before serving.
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