Monday, July 13, 2009

How to make grandma's pie.

Sift Flour and salt into a bowl. Then add cold crisco shortening and cut in with a pastry cutter. Keep doing this until the crisco is broken down into pea size bits.

Next add ice water and with a spoon, gently mix the dough. Separate into two parts and place one into the fridge. Flour a flat surface and roll out the bottom crust. Place into the bottom of your pie dish and trim the edges.
Peel your apples and just cut the apple pieces off right away. I peeled the apples with a veggie peeler. Grandma used a knife but I'm not that skilled. It looks like a lot but they break down when baked. Make sure your apple pieces aren't too big or too thick.
Sprinkle 1 1/2 cups of sugar over your apple filling. Next sprinkle cinnamon and add 5 pats of butter. Really 5 is all youneed. You don't want a greasy filling.
Roll out the top crust. When you have it the way you want it fold in half and cut 3 slits in the middle and several slits around that. The filling needs to breathe or you'll have juices all over your oven.
Place top crust over filling and crimp the edges using your fingers. Dab some milk on the top crust, just enough to moisten it. Then sprinkle the crust with a little sugar. That's it, easy right?
Bake the pie at 425 degrees for 15 minutes, turn the temp down to 350 degrees and continue to bake for 1 hour. Let the pie cool for at least 2 hours on a cooling rack and enjoy. For Jada and Alli, to make the pie that much better, talk about Grandma when you're making the pie. It really does make a difference! Let me know how your pie turns out!


3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 1/2 cups cold crisco ( I used the sticks, they were easier to measure out)
10 tablespoons of ice water


7 or 8 good size granny smith apples
1 1/2 cups of sugar
5 pats of butter, don't use margarine it too watery when melted.

My pie turned out really, really good! I went a step further and made fried chicken, mac n cheese and corn for dinner that night. That was a typical Sunday dinner at Grandma's house. Everyone loved it, and mom said she was proud of me so I guess it turned out really good. I'll post how to make grandma's fried chicken and mac n cheese another day.

1 comment: said...

wow that looks amazing! and actually doesn't seem that hard...we'll see if i dare try it ;)