Prep 1 hr 5 mins
Cook 4 hrs
I'm always looking for pie recipes and this one looks good. I can't wait to try it this fall. Recipe is from Ladies Home Journal. Note: You can make the dough ahead of time. Just place wrapped disks in heavy-duty resealable plastic bags and freeze up to 2 months. Thaw in refrigerator at least 5 hours before using.
- 2 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1⁄2 cup cold water
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- flour, for work surface
- 2 1⁄2-3 lbs baking apples
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar, plus more for top
- 1⁄4 cup cornstarch
- 3⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 3⁄4 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- For pie crust, in a food processor, pulse together flour, sugar and salt.
- Add butter and pulse until largest pieces are the size of peas.
- In a cup, combine water and vinegar; drizzle, a little at a time (just using amount needed), while pulsing, into flour mixture until a dough just starts to form (mixture will appear dry but will form a soft dough when pressed with fingers).
- If dough still crumbles, pulse in a little more water mixture.
- Turn dough out onto a sheet of plastic wrap and quickly form a ball by gathering together and pressing with hands.
- Halve and wrap each piece in plastic wrap, pressing to flatten into disks.
- Refrigerate until ready to use.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out 1 pie crust disk into a 14-inch round.
- Fold in half and transfer to a 9 1/2-inch deep-dish pie plate.
- Unfold dough and gently lift into place.
- Trim edges to a 1/2-inch overhang and transfer to a freezer.
- For apple filling, peel, core and cut apples into 1/8- to 1/4-inch thick slices.
- In a large bowl, gently toss together apples, granulated sugar, cornstarch, 1/2 t cinnamon, the ginger and the nutmeg.
- In another bowl, combine nuts, butter, brown sugar and remaining 1/4 t cinnamon.
- Fill crust with half of the apples, evenly sprinkle with nut mixture and top with remaining apples.
- Freeze while making lattice top.
- Heat oven to 425 degrees and place rack in lower third.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out remaining disk into a 14-inch round.
- Using a fluted pastry wheel, cut into eight 1-inch wide strips.
- Vertically arrange half of the strips over filling.
- Horizontally weave in remaining strips, gently lifting vertical strips.
- Adhere to bottom crust with some water; trim and crimp.
- Beat egg with 1 T water; brush over lattice.
- Generously sprinkle with granulated sugar.
- Bake on baking sheet 25 minutes.
- Reduce oven to 375 degrees and bake until apples are tender (test by piercing with a paring knife) and juices are bubbling, about 1 hour 15 minutes.
- If crust browns too quickly, cover with foil.
- Transfer pie to a wire rack and let cool at least 1 1/2 hours before serving.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.