Shelburne Orchards

Sofia (Age 5) & Giuliana Nuovo’s (Age 9) 2005 First Place “Apple of My Eye Pie”

(Note from Mom: We adapted my friend Anne Treadwell’s prize winning recipe for the filling. We also decided to add some vanilla, because we love vanilla. The crust is a recipe I like from King Arthur Flour.)

Crust Recipie

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 Cup (6oz) pastry flour
  • 1 1/2 Cup (6 oz) all purpose flour
  • 15 Tablespoons very cold butter
  • 3 tablespoons very cold shortening
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 - 8 tablespoons ice water

Instructions

  1. Dissolve salt in water before chilling.
  2. Combine flours in mixer.
  3. Cut in butter and shortening well, but make sure you can still see many chunks of butter about the size of peas.
  4. Sprinkle mixture with 6 TBS. ice water. Mix several seconds.
  5. Check to see if dough holds together.
  6. Add the rest of the water in small amounts until dough holds together, but don't let it get too moist.
  7. Divide dough into two balls.
  8. Press into disks, wrap and chill.
  9. Next day, roll out two disks.
  10. Line pan with one, set other aside.

Filling Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 TBS Cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Pinch salt
  • 8-9 large Macintosh, peeled and sliced
  • 1 TBS lemon juice
  • 2 TBS unsalted butter
  • 1 Egg white, lightly beaten with 1 tsp. water.
  • 2 TBS granulated sugar and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, mixed for topping

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle slice apple with lemon juice.
  2. Set aside.
  3. In smaller bowl mix sugars, cornstarch, salt, spices, and vanilla.
  4. Toss well with apple and then pour over prepared crust in pie pan.
  5. Dot with chunks of butter, cover with the other crust, trim, crimp, and seal.
  6. Cut several vent holes on top.
  7. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon and sugar.
  8. Put pie in refrigerator till ready to bake.
  9. Preheat oven to 450. bake for 10 minutes.
  10. Reduce heat to 350 and bake for another 50 to sixty minutes until golden brown.