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Apple Pie Recipe

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2 cups flour
⅛ tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 cup shortening
cup cold milk

6 green apples
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
3-4 Tbsp. Ultra Gel
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
tsp. nutmeg
tsp. cardamom
Dash cloves

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles small peas.
Add cold milk and mix with a fork until dough follows fork around the bowl. It will be sticky.
Allow dough to rest for 5 minutes.
Roll out on a floured board, and place in pie tin.
This makes enough pastry for two 9-inch pie crusts or one double crust pie.

Peel, cut, and slice apples and put in medium pot on stove top with 1 Tbsp water and lemon juice.
Cook, covered with lid, on medium heat until just beginning to get soft.
In a separate bowl, mix flour, sugar, Ultra Gel, and spices together.
Mix dry ingredients into apples and remove from heat.

Place apples in pie pan on top of crust.
Add crust on top and crimp edges. Cut a few holes in the top.
Using a pastry brush, brush top of pie with milk and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
Cover edges of pie with foil or pie shield.
Bake at 425 for 15 minutes.
Turn down heat to 350 and cook for an additional 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

*I often make a dutch apple pie by cutting up a flour/sugar/butter mixture and putting it on top.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Apple pie has always been one of my favorites. I love making it so I can make it flavorful! Often apple pies are the blandest of the pies...not this one! I got the basic recipe from my mother-in-law. Apple pie was her mother's specialty. I switched to Ultra Gel because it makes it so easy to thicken. The pie crust is from Kim Morgan. It was a beautiful day when I finally learned how to make pie at a church activity!




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