Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Blue Ribbon Apple Pie - Old Fashioned Southern Goodness
This was the blue ribbon prize winner at the West TN State Fair and was made by Suzanne Grimsley. Oh y'all this is old fashioned delicious! It's worth making the crust, I promise! And with a scoop of vanilla ice cream oozing as it melts! Who could resist?
2-¼ cups all purpose flour
1 generous cup of shortening
¼ tsp. salt
1 T. cider vinegar
3-4 T. cold water
Add salt to flour. Cut in shortening thoroughly. Add vinegar and 3 T. water. Mix with a fork until dough
rounds up in the bowl, adding water if necessary. Line greased pie plate with half of dough.
1 cup sugar
3 T. flour
2 T. butter
Peel and core apples. Slice thinly into pie shell. Mix flour and sugar. Sprinkle over apples. Sprinkle with cinnamon to taste. Dot with butter. Add top crust. Cut vents for steam. Brush crust with milk and sprinkle lightly with sugar. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes. Lower oven to 350 and bake for 45 min. to 1 hour.