I guess you could say I have summer on the brain with all this hot weather we’ve been having. And nothing reminds me more of summertime than a delicious apple pie! So, here’s a great recipe from my mom that I hope you’ll enjoy – it’s my personal favorite.
6-8 tart apples, peeled, cored, and sliced (6 cups)
3/4 to 1 cup sugar
1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon
dash of ground nutmeg
dash of salt
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour2 tablespoons butter
pie pastry (see below)
Pastry (makes 2 9-inch pie crusts)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup canola oil
5-7 tablespoons cold water
Stir salt and flour in bowl. Measure oil into container and add cold water. Without stirring, immediately pour oil and water into dry ingredients. Mix well with a fork until combined. Divide dough in half and roll each half into a 9-inch round.
Combine sugar, flour, spices and salt; mix with apples. Let mixture sit while you prepare pastry.
Line a 9-inch pie pan with pastry. Fill with apple mixture; dot with butter. Adjust top crust and seal edges. Cut slits in top for steam to escape. Sprinkle with sugar.
Bake in 400 degree oven for 50 minutes.
I have made this pie with several different varieties of apples. Of course, you can’t go wrong with Golden Delicious. I’ve also tried Ginger Gold, which was equally just as good. With this particular pie, I’m not exactly sure what I used. It may have been McIntosh…my memory fails me! And, I actually made it for a friend, so that is why you will see no pictures of it sliced and ready to eat.
The one thing I love about apple pie is that it is always a crowd pleaser. Who doesn’t love apple pie? With a nice scoop of ice cream on top, it’s hard to beat!