Cookbook/Apple Pie

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A picture of an Apple Pie

Apple Pie is a good pie to make. This page will make enough for 8 people.

Things you need

Crust

This part makes enough for the top and bottom of the pie

  • 2 1/2 cups white flour
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter in small pieces
  • 5 tbsp. cold vegetable shortening
  • 8 tbsp. cold water

Filling

  • 1/3 to 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • A little salt
  • 8 medium sized apples (a medium apple = about 1 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons margarine

What to do

Crust

  1. Measure the flour, sugar and salt. Stir together.
  2. Add the butter pieces and shortening to the bowl. Use a pastry cutter or knife to mix. Do not mix them too much.
  3. Add the cold water. Mix until the dough holds together (add a bit more water, if you need to).
  4. Put the dough onto a lightly floured counter top, knead it together, then divide in half.
  5. Flatten each half into a circle, wrap in plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator for at least half an hour.
  6. Roll out one of the circles on a lightly floured counter top until you have a circle that is about 12 inches wide.
  7. Put the circle in a 9 inch pie plate, cutting off any extra dough from the edges with a knife (be careful not to cut yourself). Put it back in the refrigerator until you are ready to make the pie.
  8. Add filling (see below)
  9. Roll out the second ball of dough and cover top. Use a fork or your fingers to pinch the edges together. Cut some holes in the top.

Filling

  1. Heat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Peel and take out the core (hard middle) and slice the apples. Keep the size of the slices the same as the other ones.
  3. Mix the sugar, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt in large bowl.
  4. Stir in the apples.
  5. Pour into pastry-lined pie pan.
  6. Put some small pieces of margarine in.
  7. Put the top crust on and pinch the edges. Cut holes in the top.
  8. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until crust is brown and juice begins to bubble through the holes in crust.