Our resident Foodie Layla has been digging through THE CARVER by Jacob Devlin for some delicious recipes, and has found the perfect one to get you craving more of this book!
In the Carver, Snow White’s Apple Pie is delicious according to the Dwarves. And it’s almost June and what could be better in the summer but a hot juicy apple pie? So, I was rummaging through my recipes to see what inspired me and came across this little gem. I’ve had this for years; handwritten by my grandma. I’ve made this a time or two in the past and it has always been a hit. It might not measure up to Snow White’s but I hope to give her a run for her money!
apple slices peeled (about 10 apples)
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
1½ tsp cinnamon
2½ cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1½ tsp sugar
½ cup butter (chilled)
½ cup lard (chilled-I used Crisco)
5-7 tablespoons ice cold water
Mix together flour, sugar and salt.
Using pastry blender mix together butter, lard and flour until crumbly with pea size chunks.
Add ½ of ice cold and mix evenly into flour with fork.
Add more water a tablespoon at a time until mixed and dough sticks together when pressed.
DO not overmix or your pie crust will be tough.
Divide in half, cover with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
While dough is chilling, in large bowl toss together apples, sugars, and cinnamon. If you like filling less runny toss apples with 1 tbsp. of flour or minute tapioca.
Roll out pie dough to make two crusts that cover pie plate with about an inch excess.
Place one in bottom of pie plate.
Pile high with apple mix, cover with other pie crust, seal edges, cut slits for venting.
Sprinkle with white sugar and cinnamon.
Bake 350 for about 1 – 11/2 hours until top is golden brown. Cover edge with foil if it pie start to brown too much while baking.