Dad's Favourite Apple Pie Recipe by Lisa Smith
- 2 ½ cups of all purpose flour
- 2 sticks of cold butter (cut into small squares)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 7 teaspoons of ice water
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 6-8 apples
- ½ lemon, juiced
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 egg, beaten
In a blender, combine the flour, salt, and cold butter for only a few seconds at a time. The end result should look like coarse crumbs. Add in the ice water as well as the vinegar, continue to blend until the dough comes together a bit.
Pour out the mixture, divide it into two, and roll them into balls. Flatten them, wrap them in clear plastic, and allow them to cool in the refrigerator.
While your dough is cooling, starts washing, peeling, and cutting your apples into thin slices. I know this takes a bit of time, but trust me, it’s worth it! ESPECIALLY if you have someone in your family that LOVES apple pie!
Take your slices and put them into a large bowl. Add the white sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, cornstarch, and lemon juice, mix well. Give it a taste, and add more cinnamon or nutmeg if you need to!
While you let your apples stand for a bit, take out your dough and roll them both flat. Put one of these flat pieces of dough into your nine inch pie pan. Make sure there are no holes and that the dough goes all the way up to the edge of your pan.
Fill your pan with your apples! Even pour the juice in the bottom of the bowl in! It’s delicious!
Add two tablespoons of butter then cover your apples with the second piece of flat dough. You’re almost done! All you have left to do is to press together the bottom and top pieces of dough, making sure that there aren’t any openings.
Take your beaten egg and brush it on top of your apple pie. Cut a few slits on the top to let the air out while baking, and throw it in the oven at 375 F for about an hour!
Allow your pie to cool, or eat it hot with a scoop of ice cream!