For the filling:
- Green apples - I used granny smiths about 8 for this one
- Ground Cinnamon
- Ground Ginger
- 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
Now you need to make the pie crust.
- 1.25 cup of white flour
- 1 stick of butter - straight from the fridge
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- Sugar to sprinkle on top (only if you want to)
Take the dough out of the processor and put on a floured surface, collect all the pieces together and knead it a couple of times and form a ball, flatten it, cover with cling film and put in your fridge for about an hour (you can actually roll the dough at this point but it will be more difficult and will stick more).
Once the dough has cooled enough, take it out and roll it with a pin to form a circle of 1/8 inch thick. Take your pie pan and spray it with PAM baking (the best thing I have ever used to stop baked goods to stick - it already has flour on it). Roll the dough onto your rolling pin and unroll on top of the pie pan. From here you can do any design you like. I wanted to do a folded one with leaves. To do this cut your dough in a circle about 2 inches bigger than the pie. Put your filling in the middle, fold one little piece over the filling, turn the pan a little and grab another piece and fold over the first one, keep turning and folding until the whole pie is done. With the remainder dough, knead into a bowl and roll again about 1/5 inch think, with a leaf cookie cutter, cut as many leaves as you can. With the point of a knife make indentations in each leaf to resemble the veins. Start placing the leaves following a circular pattern one next to the other, starting on the outside of the pan. Put more inner layers of leaves until you reach the center. Roll a small ball of dough and put right in the middle. Brush a little water over the dough and sprinkle with a little sugar if desired.
Bake the pie at 350 for about 1.5 hours or until it browns
|Details with leaves - center of pie|
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