Sunday, January 27, 2013

Day 27: Freeform Apple Pie

Today I am going to give you my apple pie recipe.  It has a not-too-sweet filling paired with a flakey, buttery crust.  It's the perfect way to end the weekend. Hope you enjoy.

Pie Crust
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup butter, cold and cut into small pieces
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
6 - 8 T ice water

1. In a food processor, combine flour, salt and sugar and pulse until mixed.
2. Add butter to flour mixture one piece at a time while pulsing.
3. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time until dough begins to stick together in the processor.
4. Remove dough from the mixer and divide in two pieces.  Shape each half into a disk shape and wrap with plastic wrap.  Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

6 apples, peeled and sliced to 1/4" thickness
2 T lemon juice
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp honey

1. Coat apple slices with the lemon juice so that the fruit won't turn brown.
2. Mix all ingredients together to coat the apple slices.

Pie Assembly
1. Remove dough from refrigerator and roll on a floured surface to 1/4 " thickness.
2. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
3. Fill the centre of the pie crust leaving a 2 1/2" border.
4. Fold crust over the pie filling.
5. To get a golden crust, brush with a bit of egg yolk and then sprinkle with sugar.
6. Bake at 375ºF for 35 - 40 minutes.

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