Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sinfully Delicious Apple Pies for Gifts

So the other day I posted pictures of an individual apple pie that I had concocted for gifts from my students.  I promised you guys the recipe, and here it is!

Apple Pie

*Please note that this is Tenderflake Lard's crust recipe...
Makes 12 individual pies, both top and bottom

6 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 1b. Tenderflake lard
1 tbsp vinegar
1 egg, lightly beaten
Cold Water

Place flour in large bowl.  Add tenderflake lard (I tend to cut this into squares first before adding), cutting in with pastry blender, until mixture resembles coarse oatmeal.

In a one cup measuring cup, combine vinegar and beaten egg.  Add water to make one cup.  Gradually add liquid into Tenderflake mixture.  Mix.  Add only enough water to make dough stick together.

Divide dough into 6 portions.  Cut each portion in half, giving you 12 portions.  Cut in half again, now giving you 24 portions.

Roll out one portion on floured surface (flouring your rolling pin as well to prevent sticking), large enough to cover your pan.  Place in a greased 5 inch tart form pan (I use aluminum ones).  Push down so that shell is secure; trim edges.

Julie's Pie Filling (recipe for each individual pie):

1 apple, peeled, sliced into thin slices
2 tsp margarine (can be heaping if desired)
1 tbsp brown sugar
Pinch of cinnamon

Place apple slices into pie shell.  Top with margarine, sugar, and cinnamon.

Roll out a portion to completely cover pie.  Trim excess.  With fork, go along edges to secure pie top to pie base.  Cut slits in pie to allow steam to release.

Bake in preheated oven at 325 C for 35 minutes.  Let cool and enjoy!

So for just over a dollar a pie, you get an awesome gift for someone!

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