Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

I haven't tried this pie yet, but a friend of mine gave me the recipe and it sounds simply delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Crust:.
  2. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups. Level with a knife.
  3. Combine 1/3 cup flour and ice water, stirring with a whisk until well blended.
  4. Combine 1 2/3 cup flour and salt in a bowl; cut in margarine and shortening with a pastry blender or two knives until mixture looks like a course meal.
  5. Add ice water mixture; toss with fork until moist.
  6. Divide dough in half. Gently press each half into a 4" circle on heavy duty plastic wrap and cover with additional plastic wrap.
  7. Roll one half of dough, still covered, into 12" circle and chill.
  8. Roll other half of dough, still covered, into 11" circle and chill.
  9. Filling:.
  10. Bring cider to a boil in a large heavy sauce pan over high heat. Cook until reduced to 1/2 cup (about 20 minutes). Cool completely.
  11. Preheat oven to 450°F
  12. Combine cooled cider, 1/3 cup sugar, corn starch, lemon juice, vanilla and pie spice in a large bowl. Stir apple slices into cider mixture.
  13. Remove one sheet of plastic wrap from the 12" circle; fit dough into a 9" pie plate coated with cooking spray, allowing dough to extend over edge of plate.
  14. Remove top sheet of plastic wrap.
  15. Spoon apple mixture into crust, and brush edges of crust lightly with water.
  16. Remove one sheet of plastic wrap from the 11" circle, and place on top of apple mixture.
  17. Remove top sheet of plastic wrap.
  18. Press edges of dough together; fold edges under and flute.
  19. Cut 6 (1") slits into top of pastry using a sharp knife.
  20. Combine egg and 1 tablespoon of water. Brush top edges of pie with egg mixture and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of sugar.
  21. Place pie on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F (Do not remove pie.) Bake additional 45 minutes or until golden.
  22. Cool on a wire rack.