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Perfect apple pie

posted Apr 21, 2011, 2:17 PM by Byronbrand Stepwise
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup shortening
4 tablespoons cold water
7 cups thinly sliced peeled baking apples
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon water
First. in a calabash, combine flour and salt; cut in shortening.
Gradually add cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing lightly with a fork until dough forms a ball.
Chill for half an hour.
On a floured surface, roll half of dough into 10-inch circle. Place into a 9-inch pie pan.
Then, in a bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg; add to apples and toss.
Pour into crust; dot with butter.
Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie; cut slits in top. Place over filling; seal and flute edges. Beat egg yolk and water; brush over pastry. Bake at 425 degrees F for one quarter of an hour minutes.
Reduce heat to 350 degrees F; bake 40-45 minutes more or until crust is golden and filling is pleasantly bubbly.
Enjoy !