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.)
- 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
- Dissolve salt in water before chilling.
- Combine flours in mixer.
- Cut in butter and shortening well, but make sure you can still see many chunks of butter about the size of peas.
- Sprinkle mixture with 6 TBS. ice water. Mix several seconds.
- Check to see if dough holds together.
- Add the rest of the water in small amounts until dough holds together, but don't let it get too moist.
- Divide dough into two balls.
- Press into disks, wrap and chill.
- Next day, roll out two disks.
- Line pan with one, set other aside.
- 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
- Sprinkle slice apple with lemon juice.
- Set aside.
- In smaller bowl mix sugars, cornstarch, salt, spices, and vanilla.
- Toss well with apple and then pour over prepared crust in pie pan.
- Dot with chunks of butter, cover with the other crust, trim, crimp, and seal.
- Cut several vent holes on top.
- Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon and sugar.
- Put pie in refrigerator till ready to bake.
- Preheat oven to 450. bake for 10 minutes.
- Reduce heat to 350 and bake for another 50 to sixty minutes until golden brown.