Mmmmm. Pie. Apple pie is always a favorite. You can use any apple you like. I like the Fuji apples because they are tart but not too tart and sweet but not too sweet and they are not at all mealy. They make really good pies.
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup shortening
6 tablespoons almond milk
6 large apples, peeled and sliced
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cloves
1/4 cup flour
1. Preheat oven to 350?
2. Peel, core and slice the apples. I like Fuji apples because they are crisp and tart but a little sweet.
Place the apples in a large mixing bowl.
3. Add the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and flour to the apples and stir to coat.
Set aside while you make the pie crust. (Yes you. Make the pie crust. You can do it.)
4. In a separate bowl combine the flour and salt. Using your fingers combine the flour with the shortening until you have small pea size bits.
Wash the flour off your hands.
Add the milk to the flour and shortening mixture and using your fingers combine to make a soft dough. DO NOT over mix or play with it too much or it will be tough.
5. Divide the pie dough in half and shape each half into a ball.
Press flat between 2 pieces of wax paper and the using a rolling pin roll out to the diameter of your pie plate.
Carefully peel one side of the wax paper off.
Place the rolled pie dough in the pie plate and carefully remove the second piece of wax paper (it will be on top).
6. Transfer the apple mixture into the pie plate.
Dot with butter (5 slices about 1/2 teaspoon each).
7. Repeat the process with the second half go the pie dough.
Place on top of the pie.
Seal the edges of the pie dough together.
I make 3 circles around the pie – once to seal the edges together, once to shape the edge into a nice tall even edge, and once to scallop the edge.
Make slits in the top of the pis to allow steam to escape – you can even get creative and draw pictures or use cookie cutters to make the slits.
8. Bake for about an hour until the crust is golden brown.