Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sunday Baking

On Sundays, I like to bake something sweet. Today, it was apple pie. There is something about a sunny fall day that makes a slice of warm pie even better. Paul peeled the apples. I made the crust and the filling.

I told my sister-in-law that I would post this recipe, so here you go!

Pastry for 2-crust Pie

2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup shortening
1/3 cup cold butter
4 1/2 to 5 Tbsp cold water

Sift flour and salt, then cut in shortening and butter with a pastry cutter until about the consistency of small peas. Sprinkle water over the mixture, one tablespoon at a time, stirring gently with a fork. Roll out pastry on a floured surface for bottom crust, then gently lift into a pie dish.

Apple Pie Filling

3/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp cloves
1/8 tsp ginger
6-8 apples (Jonagold, Gala, Granny Smith - I like a mix)
1-2 Tbsp butter

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut apples into medium-size chunks. Toss apples with all remaining ingredients until coated. Taste slices of apple to make sure they are spiced the way you like (sometimes I go with more cinnamon or nutmeg depending on how I feel), then fill pie crust. Dot with butter. Roll out top crust and cut a slit in it for venting. Gently cover apple filling with the top crust. Press the crust edges into a decorative pattern, then brush with egg-wash. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden.


  1. MMmmm!That looks delicious! I can't wait until you guys move out here and we can be a little closer!

  2. looks tasty! you're awfully domestic for an overachieving law student.


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