“For the best tasting apple pie alwayschoose firm, tart green apples. Granny Smith apples are a goodchoice, but my personal preference are Pippin apples…and yes,I made the pie in the photograph.” – Hope Pryor.
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Recipe: Apple Pie – BestRecipe By a Country Mile
Pie Crust:2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour1 cup vegetable shortening*1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt6 tablespoons ice-cold water**Apple Filling:8 medium (4 pounds) tart green apples1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice1 1/4 cups granulated sugar1/4 cup all-purpose flour1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon2 tablespoons butterFinishing Touches:1 egg white, beaten lightly – optional1 teaspoon sugar for sprinkling (coarsesugar is nice) – optional
Makes 8 servings.
*For best results, always use a premiumbrand of shortening such as Crisco.
**During winter months, flour can become”drier”, you may need to add more water, about 1 teaspoonor so, but not much more.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8of recipe): 653.9 calories; 39% calories from fat; 29.3g totalfat; 7.6mg cholesterol; 263.6mg sodium; 266.9mg potassium; 96.1gcarbohydrates; 4.4g fiber; 54.9g sugar; 91.7g net carbs; 5.8gprotein.
Apple Pie Variations:
- Apple Pie with Crystallized Ginger: Follow recipe for Apple Pie, adding 3 tablespoonschopped crystallized ginger to apple mixture.
- Apple Pie with Dried Fruit: Macerate 1 cup raisins, dried sweet cherries,or dried cranberries in the lemon juice and 1 tablespoon AppleJack, brandy, or cognac. Follow recipe for Apple Pie, addingmacerated dried fruit and liquid to apple mixture.
- Apple Pie with Fresh Cranberries: Follow recipe for Apple Pie, increasing sugarto 1 1/2 cups and adding 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries toapple mixture.
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