Apple Farm Inn's Apple Pie

For those who travel Highway 101 along California's beautiful Central Coast, the Apple Farm Inn needs no introduction. Long favored as a stop for a delicious homestyle meal in their comfortable restaurant or for a sweet treat from their world-renown bakery, their fresh-baked apple pie is not to be missed.

Servings: 1 deep dish pie

Cook Time: 1 1/2 hours plus 4+ hours to refrigerate dough

Pair With: A white wine with high residual sugar, like an ice wine.

Source: Recipe courtesy Apple Farm Inn.


Ingredients For the Double Pie Crust:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup shortening
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup ice water

Ingredients For the Pie:
Double Pie Crust, unbaked
6 granny smith apples
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup water
1 egg yolk, stirred


Directions For the Crust:
In a large bowl, cut shortening into the flour until mixture resembles small peas.  Stir the salt into water until dissolved, then pour into flour mixture and mix until it just comes together. Gather the dough together and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

Divide the dough in half.  Roll out each half of the dough on a lightly floured counter.  Don’t overwork it.  Line a pie pan with one of the pieces of dough.

Directions For the Pie:
Preheat the oven to 430 degrees for a convection oven or 450 degrees for conventional oven. Peel, core and slice the apples. Put in a large plastic bowl and set aside. In a separate bowl that can be used in a microwave, mix the sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and salt together,  then toss with the apples. Add the melted butter and water and stir well to combine. Microwave the apple mixture for about 3 to 4 minutes, stir well, and pour into the unbaked pie shell.

Top with the rolled pie crust.  Cut design in middle and cut slits around the design for the steam to escape. Brush the top of the pie with some of the mixed egg yolk.

Bake for about 30 to 40 minutes, just until the apple mixture begins to bubble. Cool and serve.


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Apple Farm's Wine Country Inn

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