Mom’s Apple Pie

My mom makes the best apple pie. I always try to produce a pie worthy of her but it has been a difficult road. I am not giving up because my mom’s apple pie is my all time favorite food.

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Mom’s Pastry
Ingredients;
5 cups flour
1 pound lard
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp baking powder
Directions;
Mix the above 4 ingredients together in a large bowl, use fork to start than by hand (I use my Cuisinart mixer for the entire recipe and it does a fabulous job).
Beat 1 egg in a measuring cup
Add 2 tsp white vinegar
Then add water to make ¾ cup
Add to flour mixture and mix. Mix until lard is almost absorbed. Mixture will be very sticky. Roll into log and cut into 6 even pieces. Wrap in tin foil and freeze for at least 1 day. Thaw and roll out with lots of flour.
Mom’s Apple Pie
Ingredients;
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
dash of salt
8 cups thinly sliced apples, I use granny smith for their tartness but you can use whatever you like. (about 8 medium)
2 Tbs butter
Directions;
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare pastry. Mix sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a large bowl. Stir in the apples. Turn into pastry lined plate. Dot with butter. Cover with top crust and cut slits in top. Seal and flute edges. Cover edges with 3 inch flute of aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning. Remove foil during last 15 minutes of baking. Bake 40-50 minutes or until crust is brown and juice begins to bubble through the slits.
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About Chez Starz

I live in California with my wonderful children and have an amazing boyfriend. I have been a paramedic for over 20 years and work for a Fire District as their EMS Manager. I have a passion and love for food and cooking. This blog is just a place to share my favorite recipes.
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