Aunt Pegi's Apple Pie

Every Christmas our family gathers together at my parents house and we throw a big bash! This year it was a lot smaller which allowed my family to change up the menu for Christmas dinner! One of the biggest traditions that we always keep is the dessert of choice is always Aunt Pegi's Apple Pie!

We are lovers of apple pie in my family, and really who isn't?! Aunt Pegi's recipe had been tweaked to many times over the years that it is really perfect now! It had the subtle sweet and tangy filling with the apples. To the flakey crust that is buttery and warm! 

Aunt Pegi's Apple Pie: Pre heat the oven to 325 ° Fahrenheit  for 1 1/2 hours

Crust:

In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients ( flour, sugar, salt)

Add in the wet ingredients and stir until a paste like dough texture forms into a ball

Pat the ball evenly into the 9" pie pan that you have set aside

*I always use my hands! Its fun and assures a more even thickness

- 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour

- 1 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar

- 1 teaspoon salt

- 1/2 cup of canola oil

- 2 tablespoons cold milk

 

Filling:

Peel and cut the apples into thin slices 

Place the apple slices into a bowl and pour in the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and the flour

Using your hands or a rubber spatula stir up the apples with the dry ingredients until they have a coating

Add in the juice of 1 lemon and stir the lemon juice to make sure it covers all the apples!

Pour the apple mixture into the crust that you just prepared in the pan

- 7 Granny Smith apples

- 1/2 cup granulated sugar

- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

- 2 tablespoons of flour

- the juice of 1 lemon

 

Topping:

Melt the butter until soft or melted

Mix the melted butter in with the flour and the sugar until a dough forms

Using your hands create little odd shaped balls to place as an alternative crumble crust on the top of the pie!

*when baking this will melt and form a delicious crust!

- 1/2 cup of flour 

- 1/3 cup of butter

- 1/2 cup of sugar