Aunt Pam's All American Apple Pie
Posted by Devin
My Aunt Pam makes THE BEST apple pie. She has been perfecting this recipe since I was a little girl and let me tell you, she has got it JUST RIGHT. If you are looking for a superb recipe for apple pie, look no further! I am so excited to share her recipe with all of you today!
Pam's Apple Pie recipe is for a 10" two crust pie. Pam likes to make her crust very thin so she uses the ingredient amounts for a one crust pie. This recipe also uses less sugar than most recipes as it relies on the sweetness of the apples (many recipes call for tart varieties while this one uses Golden Delicious) to give the pie it's delicious taste. In addition, Pam's recipe cooks the apples longer than most so the baking time is reduced, saving your kitchen from getting over-heated. Perfect apple pie with less sugar and shorter baking times. It doesn't get better than that!
Apple Pie Filling
1/4 c. white sugar
1/4 c. flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
dash of salt
8 c. thinly sliced, pared Golden Delicious Apples (about 8 apples)
1-3 Tbsp. margarine or butter
Step 1: Cover the bottom of a large pot with water. Add apples and sprinkle with your sugar, cinnamon, flour, and salt.
Step 2. Turn stove onto medium high heat and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally so the apples don't burn. More water may be needed. You don't want the apples crisp, but you don't want them looking like applesauce either.
Step 3. Turn the heat off and let the apples sit over the heat to continue cooking for another 10 minutes or so while you prepare your pie crust. The margarine will be added when you place the filling into the pie (see Step 4 in the next section).
To Make The Crust
1 1/3 c. all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. shortening
3-4 Tbsp. cold water
Step 1. Measure flour and salt into bowl. Cut in shortening thoroughly with a fork.
Step 4. Use the rolling pin to wrap one of the rolled out crusts around to help lift it and place over the pie pan. Shape the crust to the pie pan.
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