Sunday, October 18, 2009

Dutch Apple Pie...

I got a bunch of apples from a friend's apple tree, and decided to make Old Fashioned Dutch Apple Pie. YUM! So I thought I would share this amazing recipe with you, since this is the perfect time of year for fresh homemade pies.

Basic Pie Crust
1 cup flour
1/3 cup butter
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. white vinegar
3-4 tbsp. cold water
Blend the flour, salt and butter together with pastry blender or a fork until the butter and flour are totally incorporated. Make sure all the flour is coated with butter.
Add the vinegar, then add the cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough is moist enough to roll out. Roll out on a floured surface and place in pie plate, then flute the edges.
Old Fashioned Dutch Apple Pie
4-5 large apples (4 cups worth when diced)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 tbsp. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Peel and core apples, then dice into small chunks. Place in a pan with sugar, water, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg and stir well.
Cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes, or until the apples begin to soften. Remove from the heat and let cool a bit. Pour into prepared crust and top with crumb topping.
Crumb Topping:
1 cup flour
1/3 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
dash of salt
Blend all ingredients together until butter is well incorporated and the mixture is crumbly.
Bake pie for about an hour, or until golden brown and bubbly. Let cool slightly. Serve warm with ice cream!! Of coarse!

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