Every year I look forward to the first apples of autumn, usually Paula Reds and Macintosh.
Tony loves fresh apple pie, so when the new apples appear in September, I like to make a pie. For my health conscious readers, I apologize, fully knowing that apple pie is an unhealthy food! Nevertheless, it is a treat, and sometimes we need to treat ourselves.
My favorite pie crust recipe came from my friend Sue who is no longer with us and sadly missed in our group of friends. This is a great recipe because it’
Please see in the top picture all the pies I’ve made today.
Here’s the pie crust recipe:
Sue’s Pie Crust
4 cups flour
1 Tbsp. Sugar
2 tsp. Salt
1 ¾ c. vegetable shortening such as Crisco
2 Tbsp. White vinegar
½ cup water
Combine flour, sugar, and salt. Cut in shortening. Combine water, vinegar, and egg. Beat with fork. Pour into flour mixture. (Will be sticky) Cover and chill at least 2 hours. Rolls out easily. Makes two 2 crust pies or 5 single crust pies. Can freeze 2 months or refrigerate 2 weeks. If frozen, thaw in refrigerator 2 hours.