American Pie Council

2015 Professional Entry

 

Apple Obsession

Crust:
1 cup cold shortening
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 egg
1 Tablespoon white distilled vinegar
1/4 cup ice water
Mix together shortening, salt, flour until it resembles coarse crumbs. In another bowl, mix together egg water and vinegar. Whisk and then add all at once to shortening/flour mixture. Toss with a fork until mixture forms a ball. Knead and pat into a disk. Refrigerate until ready to use. Roll out pastry and put into a pie dish and crimp.

Filling 1:
2 Jonathan gold apples, peeled, cored, sliced
2 Gala apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and sliced
2 Pink Lady apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon apple pie spice
1/4 teaspoon ginger
2 Tablespoons apple jelly
2 Tablespoons clearjel
Mix sugar and clearjel together to make a mixture. Toss into apples, add sugarmixture, apple pie spice, ground ginger and apple jelly. Toss again to coat evenly. Fill chilled pie crust, pressing down slightly to even the filling. Add crumb topping (recipe below) and add pastry cutouts. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, then lower temperature to 360 degrees and bake for 45 before slicing.
Filling 2:
Crumb Topping
1/2 Cup flour
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup chopped pecans
Mix all ingredients except pecans. Add pecans, then sprinkle on top of pie. Bake as instructed.

Filling 3:

Instructions: