Perfect Pie Crust In A Classic Apple Pie
6 Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored, and sliced ¼ thick (approx. 8 cups)
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon white vinegar
Before you begin assembiling your ingredients, place a large glass of water into the freezer.
Do not skip this step.
Apple Pie Filling:
Stir well and let sit will you make the crust.
Get your glass of water from the freezer.
Combine flour and salt in a medium sized bowl.
Cut in the shortening.
Place the egg and vinegar in a 1/2 cup, top up with the water from the freezer.
Stir this into the flour mixture.
Stir until a ball is formed.
Shape into 2 small discs and wrap, place in the fridge for 30 mintes.
Generously flour the surface and rolling pin.
Beginning in the center of the disc of dough, roll out, lifting often to be sure it is not sticking to the counter.
If you find it sticking, add a touch more flour to the counter.
Be sure you have at least an half inch of dough over hanging the edge of the plate.
Add the cornstarch to the apples and stir well to incorporate.
Pour the bowl of apples into the pastry lined pie plate.
Dot the surface with the butter.
Now you tuck the top layer of crust under the bottem layer of crust going completely around the whole pie.
Crimp the edge if the crust with wither your fingers or a fork, being sure to not break through the dough.
Be sure it is sealed well.
Bake at 375 degrees for 60 minutes.