Monday, September 12, 2011

I was bored so I made a apple pie

Easy Apple Pie displayed on my dinning room table set up for dessert


2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup shortening 4 tablespoons cold water FILLING: 7 cups thinly sliced peeled baking apples 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 egg yolk 1 tablespoon water


In a bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in shortening. Gradually add cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing lightly with a fork until dough forms a ball. Chill for 30 minutes. On a floured surface, roll half of dough into 10-in. circle. Place into a 9-in. pie pan.

In a bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg; add to apples and toss. Pour into crust; dot with butter. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie; cut slits in top. Place over filling; seal and flute edges. Beat egg yolk and water; brush over pastry. Bake at 425 degrees F for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F; bake 40-45 minutes more or until crust is golden and filling is bubbly.


  1. Looks beautiful, I don't bake, I go to the Deli, but, I am sure yours is better. Wish I had a slice. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  2. Honestly... dog food would look good on that table.. the pie? Well it looks divine and the setting is so lovely... great apple bowl!

  3. Hi Richard backing is very easy to do. You should try it. Fresh homemade baked goods are so much better and taster then store bought. lostpastremembered Thanks for the complement The bowl is American flint glass from around 1820.