I made deep dish apple pie last Sunday. I had some apple pie filling I made about a year ago in the freezer, I didn’t think I could wait until Thanksgiving to use it. I felt I had pushed the limit on how long it was in the freezer already. So I decided I had better bake up a pie, and it tasted delicious!
So I thought I’d repost this recipe . . .
With this pie, I used a different pie crust recipe. I have always used a simple Crisco, flour and water based pie crust without complaints. But the website I adapted my pie from (Chickens in the Road) had a pie crust recipe with vinegar and egg.
So I used it. My mom and I were curious as to why use vinegar. So we did a bit of research to find that just a bit of acid (need not be vinegar, but cider vinegar is traditional for fruit pie pastry) helps relax the gluten formation that would otherwise toughen the pastry. And I have to say that I had no complaints.
So give it a try if you haven’t made crust like this before, and see what you think.
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Arrrrgggghhh! I meant to click on “save draft” and accidentally clicked “publish” before I was ready!
I really hate it when that happens!
Click here for my Deep Dish Apple Pie
I have a friend who has an apple tree in her back yard, and she was kind enough to share a bag full of them with me. In my usual fashion they sat in my kitchen in said bag for 2 weeks, and I knew I needed to do something with them before I just had to throw the whole lot away.
Not that you are asking for it, or even interested – you are being hijacked now, here is some insight into how my mind works – proceed with caution it may be dangerous! For those of you who are my age or older (no I will not divulge my age, you’ll know who you are) or at least well versed in Donny Osmond: The early years should know what I’m talking about when I say one song kept coming to mind every time I looked at that bag of apples.
Have you guessed it? That’s right, “One bad apple won’t spoil the whole bunch, girl!“
I can blame my older sister for introducing me to the Osmonds, amongst others, at such a young impressionable age. . .
Anyway getting back on track, I decided to cut up the apples and make apple pie filling to freeze for future usage, which led me to decide on making a deep dish apple pie for my husbands birthday (Halloween day). I got the pie all made but did’t have time to bake it, and that idea fell through as he left the next day to go out of town for a week. So I wrapped the pie up in aluminum foil and placed it in the freezer to be cooked this week for our Thanksgiving feast!
In the meantime, my children were all excited and worked up about the apple pie that never was, so I used some of the extra pie filling and added about a 1/2 c of craisins and made up a little pie for them.
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This is a declicious treat for family night! Come check out our Apple dumplings recipe.