Apple Pie

Sunday, October 12, 2008

* 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 teaspoons white sugar
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 cup butter
* 1/4 cup lard
* 1 egg yolk
* 2 tablespoons milk

* 8 apples - peeled, cored and cut into thin wedges

* 1/2 cup white sugar
* 1/4 cup brown sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
* 2 tablespoons butter, softened

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.)
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, 2 teaspoons white sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in 1/4 cup butter and lard until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Blend egg yolk and milk, add to flour mixture and stir until mixture forms a ball. Pat onto the bottom and about 1 inch up the sides of an 8x12 inch baking pan. Arrange apple wedges in rows lengthwise on top of dough. Cover with streusel.
3. To make the streusel: In a medium bowl, combine 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, cinnamon and 1 1/2 tablespoon flour. Cut in butter and blend into coarse meal.
4. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes. Cover with foil the last 25 minutes to prevent over browning.

Baking pie is a rather straightforward technique, but a few tips can only help to make your pies come out looking and tasting perfect!

Posted by aeirin at 1:01 AM
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