• 12/9 Apple Pie Day - 4

    From Dave Drum@1:18/200 to All on Fri Dec 8 16:07:58 2023
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    Title: Unique Apple Pie (An Uncle Dirty Dave Special)
    Categories: Pies, Fruits, Pastry, Dessert, Pork
    Yield: 6 Servings

    1 1/2 c A-P flour
    1/3 c Bacon drippings
    2 tb (to 3 tb) cold water
    1 Egg yolk

    3 c Apples; sliced
    3/4 c White sugar
    3/4 c Light brown sugar
    1 ts Cinnamon
    1/4 ts Nutmeg
    1/4 ts Allspice

    1 Egg white
    Sugar & cinnamon

    First, swipe some apples from that apple tree down the
    alley. A medium sized Kroger bag should be enough.
    Assuming you don't get caught, scoot for home and wash
    the fruits of your labour. Peel, core and slice (medium)
    three cups of fruit. Put in a bowl and cover with water
    to prevent browning.

    Make the pastry.

    PASTRY: In medium-size bowl, place 1 1/2 cups unsifted
    all-purpose flour. With pastry blender or 2 knives, cut
    in 1/3 cup bacon drippings, until the mixture resembles
    coarse crumbs. Do not add salt. The dripping provide
    plenty of salt.

    Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of cold water and an egg yolk to
    flour mixture and mix lightly with fork until moistened;
    gather into a ball. Wrap pastry and refrigerate 30

    Roll out pastry for a 9" or 10" pie pan. Butter the pie
    pan and place bottom layer of pastry in it.

    FILLING: Mix 3/4 cup refined white sugar, 3/4 cup light
    brown sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg and 1/4 tsp
    allspice in a medium sized bowl.

    Drain apple slices and mix with sugar/spice mix. If all
    the sugar/spice mix is not used up in coating apple
    slices spread it over the filling after transferring
    fruit to pie pan.

    MAKE THE PIE: Moisten rim of pastry with a little water
    and place top crust on pie, pinching top and bottom
    together to seal. Cut steam vents into top crust with a
    sharp knife. If desired, use a pastry brush to brush egg
    white on top crust for a glaze. Sprinkle sugar across
    the crust lightly and dust with cinnamon.

    Bake pie @ 350°F-375°F/175°C-190°C for 50 to 55 minutes
    or until crust is lightly browned and filling bubbles.

    Cool 10 minutes on wire rack before cutting.

    VARIATIONS... I often fry up 4 slices of thick cut slab
    bacon to provide the bacon drippings. Then crumble the
    bacon slices and mix with the filling.

    Serve with a slice of sharp cheddar cheese between the
    top crust and the filling.

    This is an absolutely scrumptious pie, if I do say so.

    First made in August 1955, Springfield, IL

    From: Dave Drum | Date: December 21, 2002

    Uncle Dirty Dave's Kitchen


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