This recipe was passed down to me by my husband's Grandmother. She is turning 97 in November of this year. She still lives on her own, bakes treats nearly every day, watches my munchkins occasionally, hosts meals at her home. She is truly a miraculous human being. I love her immensely.
Anyway, I'll get right to the recipe.
To make the crust:
2 cups of all purpose flour
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 egg yolk (SAVE the egg white! You use it brush on the top crust before baking!)
1 cup of shortening
1 teaspoon of salt
1/3 cup of milk
To make the apple filling:
4 apples - any kind, peeled and diced
3/4 cup of sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cups of Powdered Sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon butter
pinch of salt
and then milk to consistency. Usually no more than a teaspoon or so.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Ok, mix up the ingredients for the pie crust. Divide it in 2.
Line a pizza pan with wax paper. Take 1/2 of the dough and flatten it out all the way to the edges just like you would a pizza crust. Pick it up and set it aside. Grease the pan well. Put the other half of the dough into the pan and flatten it out.
|Now you have your top and bottom crust.|
Spread over the bottom crust.
Add the top crust.
Pinch together the edges.
Brush the top crust with your left over egg white.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. THEN, turn down to 350 and bake an ADDITIONAL 40-45 minutes.
Pull it out of the oven, make your glaze, apply it while pie is hot, cut, and serve.