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PCLinuxOS Recipe Corner Bonus: Homemade Apple Pie From Scratch

Homemade Apple Pie From Scratch

This Apple Pie recipe includes both Gluten and Gluten Free crust instructions. I have a family member that has Celiac Disease and must eat Gluten Free.

Apple Filling Ingredients

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar packed
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  or (Gluten Free All-purpose baking flour --
  Bob's Red Mills 1 to 1 Baking Flour recommended)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
6 to 7 cups peeled thinly sliced tart apples
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Pie Crust Ingredients (Regular)

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup cold butter cut into chunks
4 to 5 tablespoon cold water
1 teaspoon sugar

Pie Crust Ingredients ( Gluten Free)

2 cups Gluten Free all-purpose baking flour
  (Bob's Red Mills 1 to 1 Baking flour recommended)
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup cold butter cut into chunks
4 to 6 tablespoons cold milk


1. Preheat oven to 375F (190.5C)

2. Combine pie filling ingredients in a large bowl and toss to coat, cover and set aside for later.

3. Prepare the pie crust by combining flour, salt and sugar in a medium size bowl.

4. Cut in cold butter with a pastry blender or fork until it resembles coarse meal.

5. Add water or milk 1 tablespoon at a time until mixture can be formed into a soft firm dough ball.

6. Divide dough into two equal portions, form into balls (wrap 1 in plastic wrap and refrigerate) lightly flour the work surface and roll the remaining dough ball into an approximate 12 inch circle, fold into quarters or wrap onto a rolling pin and gently place into 9 inch oven safe pie pan and trim edges.

6a. For Gluten Free Crust Roll out dough between two sheets of wax paper, remove top wax paper, invert into pie pan then remove remaining wax paper.

7. Add filling to pan containing bottom crust.

8. Roll out the remaining dough ball to form the top crust or cut into strips and form a lattice. Press together at the outer edge around the entire pie, brush with melted butter, sprinkle with sugar. If doing a solid top crust, slit the crust in several places for steam to escape.

9. Cover the outer edge with foil and bake for 25 minutes, remove foil and continue baking for 20 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned and filling bubbles.

10. Remove from the oven and cool for 30 to 45 minutes before serving.

Times: Prep 25 min. - Bake: 45 min.
Yield: 8 servings

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