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Top a slice of this apple pie with ice cream for a caramel apple sundae dessert - the perfect recipe for entertaining.
Heat oven to 400°F.
Combine 2 cups flour and salt in bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in enough water with fork just until flour is moistened. Divide dough in half; shape each half into ball. Flatten slightly. Wrap 1 ball of dough in plastic food wrap; refrigerate.
Roll out remaining ball of dough on lightly floured surface into 12-inch circle. Fold into quarters. Place dough into 9-inch pie pan; unfold, pressing firmly against bottom and sides. Trim crust to 1/2 inch from edge of pan; set aside.
Lightly toss together ice cream topping, apples and lemon juice in bowl. Add 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon; toss lightly. Spoon apple mixture into prepared crust.
Roll out remaining ball of dough into 11-inch circle. Cut out 10 (1/2-inch) strips with sharp knife or pastry wheel. Place 5 strips, 1 inch apart, across filling in pie pan. Weave remaining 5 strips at right angles to strips already in place. Trim ends. Fold trimmed edge of bottom crust over strips; build up an edge. Crimp or flute edge. Brush strips with 1 tablespoon melted butter; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sugar. Cover edge of crust with 2-inch strip aluminum foil.
Bake 35 minutes. Remove aluminum foil. Continue baking 20-30 minutes or until crust is lightly browned and juice begins to bubble through slits in crust. Cool pie 30-45 minutes. Serve warm.
Dietary Fiber: 3g
Haven't made it yet.........but will soon it sounds wonderful
I've been making this pie for more than 15 yrs, and I always got so much complement. I tend to reduce the amount of brown sugar and use the Granny smith. People love to taste the actual apples.
Was the best apple pie I have made. I used Granny Smith and Idared apples for my filling. I fudged up the crust recipe and ran out of dough near the end, but made it work. ! Taking the rest of my pie to work to see what the people there think.
An absolutely wonderful pie. As can be imagined, the flavors meld together perfectly. It was a hit with all of my company.
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