Twilas Apple Pie Recipe
There's nothing like a slice of homemade apple pie!
Twila, a life-long resident of Long Beach, has been baking since she was a little girl. In fact, her grandmother would place a stool in front of the counter just so she could stir. Recently, we had the opportunity to sample a dessert she’s known for, Twila’s Apple Pie. To say that this dessert is delicious, is a mere understatement! The candied apples, the flakey buttery crust will leave you in foodie heaven!
•2 cups all-purpose flour
•2 tablespoons sugar
•1 teaspoon salt
•6 tablespoons of solid Crisco (for crispy crust)
•5 tablespoons of cold butter
• ½ of an egg
• ½ of teaspoon of vinegar
• ¼ cup of cold water
• 5 ½ cups of medium-sized (4 green apples, 2 red apples) cored, 1/2-inch sliced
• ½ of lemon (juiced over the apple slices)
• 2 tablespoons of butter (cut into small pieces)
• 1 ounce golden and brown raisins (~14 raisins)
• 1 cup of sugar
• ½ teaspoon of salt
• 1 ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
• Grate ½ teaspoon of fresh nutmeg
(or ¼ teaspoon of dried nutmeg)
• 2 tablespoons of flour
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
For the crust combine flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Cut in Crisco and butter using a pastry blender (or fork) until mixture becomes coarse and crumbly. Take the mixed and combined contents of a half an egg (lightly beaten), vinegar and cold water and stir into the flour mixture until moist.
Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface, divide the dough in half, and roll out into two disc-like shapes. NOTE: The less the dough is handled, the better...mix and roll out once). Wrap in plastic and refrigerate the discs for 30 minutes to an hour, while preparing pie filling.