Homemade Apple Pie Recipe

Pie Crust:

1 ¼ cup unsifted all-purpose flour (whole wheat flour can be substituted)
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup shortening
½ teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoon ice cold water

Add salt and baking powder to flour, then cut in the shortening with pastry blender until the size of small peas. Add 2 tablespoons of ice cold water, 1 tbsp at a time, mixing with a fork. Press dough into a ball cut in half (one half for bottom, and the other for the top) on a lightly floured board roll out dough to fit a 9” pie plate, allowing for overlap.

Fillingapple pie

6 tart apples (peeled, cored and sliced)
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup light brown sugar
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup flour

Mix all dry ingredients together. Alternate apples and dry mixture in 9” pie plate. Cover with pastry top and press with overlap of bottom to seal the pie, glaze the top with 1 tablespoon milk and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake at 425° F for 13 minutes; then reduce heat to 350°F and bake for an additional 25 minutes.

Homemade Apple Sauce

4-6 tart apples (peeled, cored and sliced)
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
¼ teaspoon cinnamon or nutmeg

Place all ingredients in a medium sized sauce pan; heat over medium low heat until apples soften. Mash with a potato masher and continue cooking for 15-20 minutes.









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