Mom's homemade apple pie was always a huge hit in our house. The smell when you walked in was so overwhelmingly delicious. You would instantly crave all things apple and cinnamon.
Emily and I went apple picking a few weeks back, and despite our efforts to get a small bag, we still ended up with way more than the two of us could ever eat. So we decided to recreate a couple family favourites, starting with mom's apple pie. If you're looking for ways to use up some apples, definitely give this one a try!
- 2/3 cup + 2 tbsp. of shortening
- 2 cups of white sugar
- 1 tsp. of salt
- 1/4 + 1/8 cup warm water
1. Cut shortening, flour and salt until chunky
2. Add water, and mold with hands into a ball
3. Roll out on counter until 1/4 inch thick
4. Use half of crust for bottom of pie, half for top
- 5 lbs. of apples, peeled and sliced
- 1 cup of white sugar
- 1 tsp. of butter
- cinnamon to cover
- dash of nutmeg
1. Line 9 inch pie plate with half of crust
2. Fill pie with sliced apples. They should form a mound in the middle. Add extra apples if needed
3. Place tsp. of butter in the centre of the pie
4. Spread sugar evenly over apples
5. Cover everything with an even layer of cinnamon
6. Sprinkle a dash of nutmeg over cinnamon
7. Cover with remaining pie crust*, and bake at 350˚ for 1 hour, or until apples are soft.
* If your feeling adventurous, you can cut the crust into strips and weave it onto the top of the pie!
Hope you enjoy this classic fall treat! 🍎🍁