An open-face apple pie filled with apples, raisins, walnuts. All topped off with a drizzling of sweet icing.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup shortening
- 6 tablespoons cold water
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 5 apples - peeled, cored and chopped
- 3/4 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons milk
To Make Crust: In a large bowl, stir together 1 1/4 cup flour and salt. Cut in shortening until coarse crumbs form. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of water at a time to dough until it is moist enough to form into a ball. On a lightly floured surface, use hands to slightly flatten dough. Roll dough into a circle about 12 inches in diameter.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a 9 inch deep dish pie pan with a piece of aluminum foil; it should cover bottom and sides of pan. Lightly flour the foil. Press the dough into the pan.
To Make Filling: In a large bowl, stir together 2 tablespoons flour, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Gently toss apples, raisins and walnuts with cinnamon mixture until coated. Fill the crust with the apple mixture.
Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Remove from oven and let cool.
To Make Icing: In a small bowl, mix together confectioners' sugar, vanilla and milk. Drizzle over top of cooled pie.
Baking pie is a rather straightforward technique, but a few tips can only help to make your pies come out looking and tasting perfect!