Nothing is Easier than Making Pies with Red Delicious Apples
Apple pie is an old fashion dessert from the time of the early ancestors. There are so many variations of apple pie, that books are written just on the subject. From which type of apple is best in apple pies to how to make crumb toppings for dutch apple pies. Which type of pie is best, is a matter simply of taste.
3/4 cups of sugar
1.5 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon of flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
6-8 Red Delicious Apples
In a large bowl, place the apples, which have been peeled, sliced and de-seeded. Rinse the apples under some cold water and drain them well. Add in the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and flour. Mix well.
Perfect Pie Crust
Place two cups of flour in the food processor with 6 tablespoon of shortening and 1 stick of butter that is cold and cut into chunks. Add in a pinch of salt and pulse until the mixture is very fine. Slowly add in 1/2 cup of ice cold water. Keep pulsing till the mixture forms a ball. Remove from the food processor and knead slightly and put in the refrigerator for one hour.
When ready to make the pie, remove the pie crust and let set on your counter for 15 minutes. Divide the dough into two parts. Roll out the bottom pie crust and place in a buttered pie plate. Trim off the edges two inches below the edge. If using a fork, dip in flour first. After the crust is ready. Take a fork and make indentions all over the crust with a fork.
Fill the pie plate with the apple mixture and place three pats of butter over the apples. Cover with a top layer of pie crust, overlapping the bottom layer. Join the two crust together with your fingers and fold the edges underneath, so to match the exact pie rim. Using, fingers, go around the pie plate and make indentations or use a fork instead.
Brush some melted butter on top of the pie crust and sprinkle with some cinnamon and sugar. With a small paring knife, make four slits in the middle of the pie for air vents. Place the pie on a baking sheet to catch any juice that may drip from the pie.
Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for one hour or until the top crust is lightly browned. Serve the pie warm with some fresh home made ice cream.