Sunday, October 11, 2009

Mmmm Pie!

I LOVE apple pie. We have an apple tree in our backyard and I've been meaning to make some apple pie. Now that the apples are the pretty red color I thought I would give it a try this weekend. This is my pie. I have to thank Chris for the recipe because she is in fact the most amazing cook I know. In case you want to try it out here's the recipe:

Apple Crumb Pie


2-1/4 cups sifted flour

1 tsp salt

3/4 cup plus 2 Tbl crisco

1/3 cup cold water

Sift dry ingredients. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or two forks. Sprinkle water one teaspoon at a time and blend with fork. Roll into ball, cut in half and roll out. Makes two 9 inch crusts.


2/3 cup sugar

2 Tbl all purpose flour

1 tsp ground cinnamon

6 to 8 tart apples sliced thinly

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup butter

Combine first 3 ingredients; stir into apples. Place into pastry shell. Combine last 3 ingredients; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over top of apples. Bake at 400 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes.