The pastry for this pie is sweet and flaky thanks to the addition of sugar and egg yolks. It 's laid out in a 10x15-inch jelly roll pan and topped with layers of sliced apples and sugar. The top crust is fitted and crimped, and the pie is baked in a very
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 5 pounds apples - peeled, cored and sliced
- 4 teaspoons lemon juice
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons white sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups shortening
- 2 egg yolks
- 1/4 cup water, or as needed
- 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 4 tablespoons milk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place apples in a bowl, and toss with lemon juice.
Mix 3/4 cup white sugar and 3/4 cup brown sugar with cinnamon, set aside.
In a large bowl, mix flour, 4 teaspoons sugar, salt, and baking powder. Cut in shortening. Beat egg yolks in a 1 cup measuring cup, add water to make 1 cup. Stir into flour mixture to form the pastry.
Divide pastry in about half. Use the larger portion for the bottom crust. Roll out bottom crust to fit the bottom and extended up and over the sides of jelly roll pan (pan is about 10 X 15 inches). Place crust in the pan.
Alternate layers of apples and sugar mixture on the bottom crust.
Roll out the top crust slightly larger than the jelly roll pan, and place on top of the apple filling. Turn the extended top crust under the bottom crust at the edges and pinch to seal. Make small slits in top crust to allow steam to escape.
Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 50 minutes or until the top crust is browned.
To make glaze, combine confectioners sugar, vanilla, butter, and milk until mixture has consistency of a glaze. Drizzle glaze over the top of the pie while it is still warm. Cut into squares to serve.
Baking pie is a rather straightforward technique, but a few tips can only help to make your pies come out looking and tasting perfect!