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I love Autumn. It has got to be my favorite season. I think I even want to get married during the Fall. All the food would be homemade style surrounded by harvest decor, and pies, did I mention that I want lots of pies? Mmmmm…Whoops! Okay, Megan, stop daydreaming. Haha!

I’m gonna be honest with ya. Pies have always been intimidating to me. I think because of the crust. I have no idea why. Ever since I was child I would watch my grandmothers make them and somehow, someway I got it in my head that pies are hard…Until today 🙂

Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to present to you my very first Apple Pie. I’m so excited (and I’m sure my future husband will appreciate it someday too ;).  I kind of felt like Ma Ingalls in the kitchen today!

I found this recipe on one of my newest favorite sites, My Baking Addiction. I have posted the recipe below, but I would also encourage you to visit the other site as well. And once again, I hope you enjoy this recipe and have a wonderful, blessed day!

 

*Pie Crust adapted from allrecipes

*This crust turned out so well, but, once again, I will be honest….I like my Amma’s crust better.

Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup and 2 tablespoons shortening
1 tablespoon and 1-1/2 teaspoons white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 egg
1/4 cup water

Directions:

In a large mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, shortening, sugar, and salt. Blend together with a pastry cutter until crumbly.
In a small bowl, mix egg with water. Blend into flour mixture. Chill in refrigerator until ready to use.
Notes: I halved the original recipe which was perfect for a 9 inch deep dish pie plate. The recipe I posted is the halved version.

Apple Pie Filling adapted from allrecipes

Ingredients:
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup water
6 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and sliced (my apples were large 6 were perfect)
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

Directions:
1. Melt butter in a sauce pan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add white sugar, brown sugar and water; bring to a boil. Reduce temperature, and simmer 5 minutes.
2. Toss the apples with the cinnamon and nutmeg.
3. Meanwhile, place the crust in your pan.
4. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over apples. Pour slowly so that it does not run off. Cover with crumb topping (recipe below).
Bake 15 minutes at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes.

Oatmeal Streusel Topping
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup butter; slightly softened

Prepare Oatmeal Streusel Topping by combining flour, teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, and oats. Mix thoroughly, then cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.

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