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Apple Pie, yes please!

Here are the pie crust recipes, you need two a mealy and a flaky. Mealy will do better with the juices on the bottom and the flaky is nice for the top.

Flaky Pie Dough

  • 10 oz pastry flour
  • 7 oz butter
  • 3 oz cold water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 oz sugar

Mealy Pie Dough

  • 10 oz pastry flour
  • 6.5 oz butter
  • 2.5 oz cold water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 oz sugar

Use hands and mix flour, salt, sugar

Butter needs to be cut into cubes, toss butter into flour mix. Make butter into flakes by pinching butter between thumb and finger. Make pea size for Flaky and hazelnut size for Mealy.

Add water and mix well.

It has to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes, wrapped tightly in plastic.

Roll out to fit pie plate.

Apple Pie Filling

  • 2# apples
  • 1 oz butter
  • 3 oz sugar
  • 2 oz cold water
  • 2 Tbsp + 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 3.5 oz sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 0.25 oz butter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I use green apples when baking and they are a great baking apple.

I cored and sliced the apples. I put them in the lemon juice to help with browning.

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I grated the cinnamon and nutmeg with a micro-planer.  I like doing it this way but you don’t have to.

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This is the nutmeg halfway through grading. Kind of cool looking!

Bring the fruit, first sugar, and water to a boil. Dissolve the starch in cold water and stir into the fruit. Return to a boil and cook until clear and thickened. Stir while cooking.

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Add second sugar, salt, and spices. Stir until dissolved. Cool.

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Have your pie crust ready!

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Add your filling and the last dabs of butter.

Put the top on and pinch the side seams together.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remove and eat or let cool!

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