Our Favorite Apple Pie Recipe – David O Defense

Hooray, the holiday cheer is upon us! It’s time to gather with friends and family and share wonderful food. Our family loves pie for the holidays, especially apple pie.  Our kids go nuts when then hear Grandma is baking her famous apple pie, it’s as if Santa has come early.

We are happy to share our Grandma Barb’s famous apple pie recipe so that others can enjoy some of our favorite holiday flavors!

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Grandma Barb’s Famous Apple Pie

8 Inch Pie:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup (butter flavored shortening and real butter, 1/4 cup each mixed together)
  • 3 tbsp. ice-cold water

9 Inch Pie:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 cups (butter flavored shortening and real butter, 1/3 cup each mixed together)
  • 1/4 cup ice-cold water

Filling:

  • 6-8 granny smith apples peeled
  • fresh lemon juice sprinkled onto apple slices
  • sprinkle sugar and dot apples with butter

Pre-heat oven to 425F.

Measure flour with a sifter. Add salt to flour. Cut in shortening/butter mixtures until the size of peas. Slowly add the cold water while mixing the dough with a fork. The flour will moisten and start to ball up.

Gather and roll dough into a ball. Divide the dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll each dough ball out until about 1/8 inch thick, and a little larger than the pie pan. Fold one pastry and put into the pan, then unfold, and add apple filling. Then add the second pastry on top of the pie and cut off excess dough. Seal edges of top and bottom pastries together by pinching together.  Make a decorative pie crust outer edge with fingers or fork.

Sprinkle the top pie crust with cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar. Make sure to puncture top of the crust with slits or decorative cutouts. To prevent the crust from over browning, cover the crust with foil.

Place pie in pre-heated oven and bake for 15 minutes. Turn oven down to 350F and bake for a final 45 minutes. Remove the foil during the last 15 minutes of baking.

Serve warm or let cool. Be sure to make some homemade whip cream to dollop on top of each slice. Enjoy!

Happy Holidays from the DUI and criminal defense attorneys and staff at David O Defense. May your season be merry and tasty with apple pie!

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