Sam's Apple Pie
Homemade Apple Pie is Easier Than You Think
Warm Apple Pie is the ultimate Fall treat. Sam's Apple Pie is one of the easiest and tastiest recipes you'll find for the delicious dessert.
For pastry, sift flour and salt together in a large bowl. Cut in shortening with a pastry cutter or two knives, until mixture resembles coarse meal. Make small depressions in the mixture with your finger and drizzle in up to 5 tbsp. ice water, 1 tbsp. at a time mixing until dough holds together. Form into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
For filling, cut apples into wedges, 1/2" thick at the widest point. Mix sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt together in a large bowl. Add apples and mix well.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Divide dough into 2 balls. Roll out 1 dough ball into a 12" round on a floured surface, then ease into a 9" pie pan. Fill the pastry with apples and all their juices, and dot with butter. Roll out remaining dough into a 12" round, place on top of apples, then fold edge under and crimp or flute. Poke 4 or 5 holes in top crust with your finger to allow steam to escape during baking. Beat 1 tbsp. water into egg then brush top of pie with egg wash. Bake until crust is golden brown, about 45 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
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