Neiman Marcus $50 Apple Pie... It's That Good!

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READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
SERVES: 10
YIELD: 1 Pie
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • To prepare the crust:
  • Place the flour, chilled butter, shortening and salt in a food processor. Process just until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • With the machine running, add enough ice water through the feed tube for the dough to begin to form a ball.
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wap or wax paper and refrigerate
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Divide the pastry dough in half.
  • Roll out one-half into a 12-inch circle on a lightly floured surface.
  • Line a 10-inch pie plate wirh the dough and trim the edge
  • Prepare the filling:
  • Place the apples in a lare mixing bowl and toss with the sugar, flour, salt, cream and cinnamon [or 1 tsp cardamom or dash of angostura bitters].
  • Mound the filling in the pie shell.
  • Roll out the remaining dough 1/8 inch thick.
  • Cover the pie with the top crust, pressing firmly to seal the edge, and crimp the edge decoratively.
  • Make several small steam vent slashes in he top crust. Brush the crust with a little milk to ensure a shiny crust.
  • Place the pie on a baking sheet to catch any drippings while baking.
  • Bake the pie until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling, 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours. If the crust seems to be getting too brown, cover it loosely with foil and continue baking.
  • Cool the pie overnight
  • Serve at room temperature with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.
  • Serves 8-12.
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