6Granny Smith Apples or other as mentioned above6 to 8
HOW TO MAKE A PIE CRUST
Place two cups of flour in the food processor with 6 tablespoon of shortening and 1 stick of butter that is cold and cut into chunks. Add in a pinch of salt and pulse until the mixture is very fine. Slowly add in 1/2 cup of ice cold water. Keep pulsing till the mixture forms a ball.
Remove from the food processor and knead slightly and put in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
When ready to make the pie, remove the pie crust and let set on your counter for 15 minutes. Divide the dough into two parts.
HOW TO MAKE AN APPLE PIE FILLING
In a large bowl, place the Granny Smith apples, which have been peeled, sliced, and de-seeded.
Rinse the apples under some cold water and drain them well.
Add in the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and flour. Mix well.
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE APPLE PIE
Roll out the bottom pie crust on a lightly floured surface using a rolling pin and place in a buttered pie plate. Trim off the edges with kitchen scissors 1/2 inch below the edge.
For a 1 pie crust, using fingers, go around the pie plate and make indentations or use a fork instead.
Fill the pie plate with the apple mixture and place three pats of butter over the apples.
For a 2 crusts pie, roll out other dough ball to add on top of the filling in the pie. Trim excess dough with kitchen scissor 1/2 inch below the edge.
Cover with a top layer of pie crust, overlapping the bottom layer. Join the two crust together with your fingers and fold the edges underneath, so to match the exact pie rim.
Using fingers, go around the pie plate and make indentations or use a fork instead. with a pairing knife, score the top of the pie with four 2 inch long slits in the middle of the pie to let the steam from the cooking escape.
Optional: Brush some melted butter on top of the pie crust and sprinkle with some cinnamon and sugar.
COOKING TIME FOR APPLE PIE
Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for one hour or until the top crust is lightly browned.
APPLE PIE WITH VANILLA ICE CREAM
Serve the apple pie warm and top it with a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream.