Feeling Fall in June

Hello friends!!! Some exciting news to share with you, I’ve officially finished my first year of college!!!! Aside from feeling so grown-up, I am so excited to start this summer off to a great start!!! Now that I have a kitchen to cook in, I decided I better get started on my goal to start cooking and baking more!
Today, I decided I’d definitely bake a dessert… but oh, how to choose?!?

I wanted something chocolately, something that would take a long time to prepare and have many steps… so I ended up scratching the chocolate and went for an apple pie!!!
I am here to share the recipe with you guys in hopes that you may too find fall comfort in the summer!

Just a side note– I would do this recipe differently next time by cutting the apples into thicker slices. For me, the crunch of the apples in the pie is wonderful! Not to the extent of raw crunchiness, but some is good! If you like mushier, or softer apples, cut the apples thinner!

Also, top the top layer of crust with a sprinkle of granulated sugar and brush with milk to brown the crust!
The recipe’s delicious ingredients consist of:

Crust:

2 cups All-Purpose Flour (sifted)

1 teaspoon Salt

2/3 cup of shortening (I used coconut oil!)

4-7 tablespoons of ICE COLD water

Filling:

5-8 Granny Smith Apples, Peeled, Sliced Thin

3/4-1 cup of Granulated Sugar

1 teaspoon Cinnamon

Dash of nutmeg

Lemon juice (to keep apple slices from browning)

2 tablespoons of butter (chopped into pieces to put on top of filling once inside pie crust)

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Sift together 2 cups of all purpose flour and 1 teaspoon of salt
Cut in 1/2 of the shortening. Once it is the size of small peas, add the rest of the shortening. Then, add 1 tablespoon of ice cold water to the mixture. Flip the mixture over with a fork and do this 5-7 time until the dough is moist.
Cut in 1/2 of the shortening. Once it is the size of small peas, add the rest of the shortening. Then, add 1 tablespoon of ice cold water to the mixture. Flip the mixture over with a fork and do this 5-7 time until the dough is moist.
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Form dough into two balls and roll out dough balls to 1/8 inch thick. Use the larger flattened dough for the bottom layer.
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Place the crust into the pie pan and crimp edges as you like! (I am not the greatest crust artist ๐Ÿ˜› )
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Peel the skin off the apples, core the apples, and slice to preferred thickness. If you like crunchy apple pieces in the pie, then cut a thicker slice. If you prefer more mushy apple pieces, cut thin slices.
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Combine 3/4-1 cup of granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and a dash of nutmeg in a bowl
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Pour sugar mixture over apple slices & toss with a spoon or utensil of choice.
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IMG_4984 Make sure that the crust covers the edges of the pie dish before adding apples.
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Cover the pie with the second half of the dough & bake at 375 degrees for 50-75 minutes. Pie will be ready when a fork is stuck in and apples are not too hard/soft Note: *** Tuck in the top crust layer so that the juices in the filling do not seep out. You want the bottom crust layer and top layer to seal together!
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And voila!!!
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Eat a la mode ๐Ÿ˜€

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