Apple Pie

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Beth Baird’s Recipe for Apple Pie (not gluten-free) from SCRATCHES ON APPLE PIE (her first book) and a few of her pie “Truisms”

If you bake someone a pie he/she knows you care.

Baking a pie makes your house smell like a home.

If you always have a fresh pie to offer friend you may have more friends.

If you bake someone a pie you may get a surprise.

If you eat pie for breakfast you will have a better day.

A single piece of pie is miserable. [I think this means you should eat it to put it out of its misery.]

Pie can help you meet people.

Pastry

Mix together: 2 cups flour and 1 teaspoon salt

Cut in: 2/3 cup shortening

Sprinkle with: ¼ cup cold water

Gather dough together and press into two balls. Roll one out and line a 9” pie pan.

Add filling.

Filling

Mix together:           ½ to 1 cup sugar

                             1 teaspoon cinnamon

                             1 teaspoon nutmeg

                             1 tablespoon cornstarch

Mix through:            6 to 7 cups apples [peeled, cored, & sliced]

Heap into your pastry lined pan.

Dot with 2 tablespoons butter.

Cover with top crust.

Crimp edges.

Dab with milk.

Bake at 400° for 50 to 60 minutes.

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