First Day Of Spring
We were off to a chilly start this first Spring morning. While the boys tended to our newest family members, Chloe and Bentley Duck, I made a home-made apple pie.Yum!... Nothing tastes like fresh apples and cinnamon with a home-made crust! I have to be honest, today is my kind of day - spending time with the ones I love and filling their bellies with homemade goodies.... I think I'll add a nap to that list. Stay tuned to our blog,Herb & Skillet , as we share our handcrafted organic life with you :)
Homemade Apple Pie
2 1/2 cups
Butter, cut into chunks
firmly packed brown sugar
tart cooking apples, peeled, cored, sliced 1/4-inch
Land O Lakes® Butter
Combine 2 1/2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon sugar, salt, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg in bowl. Cut in 3/4 cup butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in enough water with fork just until flour is moistened.
Divide dough in half; shape each half into ball. Flatten slightly. Wrap each ball of dough in plastic food wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes.
Heat oven to 400°F.
Roll out one ball of dough on lightly floured surface into 12-inch circle. Fold into quarters. Place dough into ungreased 9-inch pie plate; unfold dough, pressing firmly against bottom and sides. Trim crust to 1/2 inch from edge of pie plate; set aside.
Combine all filling ingredients except apples, 1 tablespoon butter and 1 teaspoon sugar in bowl. Add apples; toss lightly to coat. Spoon apple mixture into prepared crust.
Roll remaining ball of dough into 12-inch circle. Fold into quarters. Place dough over filling; unfold. Trim, seal and crimp or flute edge. Cut 5 or 6 large slits in crust. Brush with melted 1 tablespoon butter; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sugar. Cover edge of crust with 2-inch strip aluminum foil.
Bake 35 minutes; remove foil. Continue baking 10-20 minutes or until crust is lightly browned and juice begins to bubble through slits in crust. Cool pie 30 minutes; serve warm. Store refrigerated.