Apple pie... is something that everyone loves (if you don't, your not american ;)). This pie is a classic. I think the hard sugary crust and the sweet flavorful apple slices is what makes it so tasty! Just look at it. *drooling* I think I'm going to have to make this again soon, very soon... I must admit though, I did made a mistake while making this pie, I forgot to add the flour. My mom asked me and I was like, "uh, well,... I don't think I did"... So, in trying to save it, I nervously cut a circle in the top crust, sprinkled some flour and mixed it all together, then tried to seal it all back together... You can't tell, can you?
Apple pie recipe: adapted from a Better Homes and Gardens cookbook
6 to 8 tart apples, pared, cored, and thinly sliced (6 cups)
3/4 to 1 cup sugar
2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
dash ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
pastry for 2-crust 9-inch pic (preferably THIS dough)
2 tablespoons butter
If you are using THIS dough, divide the glob in half and roll each half out large enough to fit a pie pan. Mix the apples with the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon and orange zest until it is combines. Line a 9-inch pie plate with the pastry. The dough should hang over a bit on the sides. If it hangs over more than an inch, then cut a little off,.. the dough tastes pretty good. ;) Fill with apple mixture; dot butter overtop. Spread, with your hand, a little milk on the crust, so when you put the other layer on top, they will stick together. Adjust top crust. Roll the crust under and pinch for a design. Cut slits for escape of steam. Spread some milk (for a pretty crust) and sprinkle a little bit of sugar on top. Bake at 400 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes. Serve warm.