Cooking with apples twice in one week... peeling, cutting, coring... I'm done with apples now. I'm going to have to convince KK to move on to making something non-apple related. We did buy an apple "cutter" at the store today though.. which, helped some. She loved making pie, and in all actuality, it didn't really take us that long to make [and in between me helping her make her pie was able to successfully make a Southwestern Frittata for dinner!]
Apple Pie Crust
- 3 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup margarine
- 1/4 cup [or more] water
- Stir together flour and salt.
- Cut in margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Add water little by little, until dough is no longer flakey
- With hands, shape dough into ball
- For a two crustcrust pie, divide pastry into 2 pieces
- On lightly floured surface with lightly floured rolling pin, roll larger ball into a 1/8 inch thick circle, 2 inches larger all around than pie plate.
- Roll half of circle onto rolling pin; transfer pastry to pie plate and unroll. Fill with pie filling.
- For top crust, roll smaller ball as for bottom crust; with sharp knife, cut a few slashes or a design in center of circle; center over filling in the bottom crust.
- With scissors or sharp knife, trim the pastry edges.
- Bake pie!
Apple Pie Filling
- ¾ sugar
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon cloves
- dash of allspice
- 2 lbs sliced, peeled and cored organic applescooking apples
- 1 tablespoon margarine[we use Earth Balance]
- In small bowl sugar, flour, cinnamon, cloves & allspice.
- Place half of the apples in pie crust; sprinkle with half of sugar mix. Top with rest of apples, then rest of sugar mixture.
- Spoon margarine on to the filling.
- Preheat oven to 425° F.
- Bake pie for 20-40 minutes or until crust is golden.
The turned out pretty good! Probably wouldn't do cookie cutter top next time, and it only took about 20 minutes to bake.. but a good first try for us [it has been YEARS since I made pie from scratch!] .. Start to finish took us around an hour & 15 minutes... Not too bad! I should also note... 2/3 of the pie is now GONE!!
Brooke & KK