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    Default All-American Apple Pie [THE BEST]

    Ingredients:

    For Crust:
    2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 tablespoon granulated sugar
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
    1/3 cup chilled solid vegetable shortening (such as crisco), diced
    6 tablespoons (or more if needed) ice water

    For Filling:
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    1/4 cup (firmly packed) golden brown sugar
    2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
    1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    3 pounds Golden Delicious or Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, thinly sliced

    Additional Ingredients For Top Crust:
    Milk
    Additional sugar

    Instructions:

    For Crust:
    Blend flour, sugar and salt in processor. Add butter and shortening and cut in using on/off turns until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add 6 tablespoons ice water and process until moist clumps form, adding more water by teaspoonfuls if dough is dry. Gather into ball; divide into 2 pieces. Flatten each into disk. Wrap each in plastic; chill 2 hours. (Can be made 2 days ahead. Keep chilled. Let dough soften slightly before rolling out.)

    For Filling:
    Position rack in lowest third of oven and preheat to 400F (200C). Mix first 6 ingredients in large bowl. Add apples and toss to blend.

    Rolling Out Dough and Assembling Pie:
    Roll out 1 dough disk on floured surface to 12-inch round. Transfer to 9-inch-diameter (23cm) glass pie dish. Fold edge under, forming high-standing rim; crimp. Add filling. Roll out second dough disk on floured surface to 13-inch round. Cut into twelve 1-inch-wide strips. Arrange 6 strips across pie. Form lattice by arranging 6 strips diagonally across first strips. Gently press ends into crust edges. Brush lattice with milk. Sprinkle lightly with additional sugar. Bake pie 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375F (190C). Continue baking until juices bubble thickly and crust is deep golden, covering edges with foil if browning too quickly, about 1 hour. Cool on rack 1 hour. Serve with vanilla ice cream or a little sweetened whipped cream (I make homemade whipped cream using my Magic Bullet).

    Note: Can be made 8 hours ahead. Let stand on rack.

    Makes 8 servings.


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    I don't think I have ever seen a recipe for pie crust calling for sugar. Bet that makes for a better tasting crust. Will have to try this one-I love apple pie Thanks

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    Putting a little sugar in the crust mix makes it so much better...I first learned this in Culinary School.

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    Awe a chef secret those are the best!

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    ooh! This looks so yummy! I can't wait to try it! I LOVE apple pie! And there is nothing better than the smell of an apple pie baking!!!!!!!!!! Keep posting & keep giving up those culinary secrets!

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    Apple Pie what a treat. Thanks for posting Chef. Love the art of baking --- Hope to see more of your recipes and tips.
    JoAnn
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    Thanks for that great recipe Chef!! Its apple season too!! I look forward to making this for Thanksgiving too!!!
    Tragedy, sadness, loneliness and despair taught me that life is really a beautiful thing; if it wasn't I wouldn't be able to recognize that anything was wrong - Lynn in Virginia

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