Location: Plaza Inn – Main Street, U.S.A – Disneyland Park – Disneyland
Source: Mickey’s Gourmet Cookbook by the Disney Chefs
Hi my baking peeps!
Who doesn’t love apple pie? No seriously, who doesn’t? You may love it cold, warm, or burning hot. You could love it with ice cream or whipped cream. You could have a tiny little slice or a fork and the entire pie. Or is that just me? In high school, my best friend and I would go to the grocery store and buy an apple pie. Two best friends, two forks and one pie was a good time.
I’m not going to blah blah blah much today. I don’t think apple pie needs a huge introduction. It’s just simple and good. Again, who doesn’t love a good old apple pie?
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
6 tbsp solid vegetable shortening
2 tbsp butter chilled
1/2 cup (or as needed) orange juice chilled.
3 Pounds baking apples
1 lemon, juice
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
4 tbsp butter
1. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour and salt. I know I’m always talking about the importance of sifting, but with pie dough, it’s super important or it won’t bake evenly.
2. Cut in the shortening and butter. You can do this with a pastry cutter or with two knives. You want to cut them until the flour is crumbly and the shortening and butter is the size of chestnuts.
3. Slowly add the orange juice to the mixture. You want to add just enough orange juice to keep the dough together.
4. On a clean and floured surface, knead the dough slightly. Using a scale, evenly separate the dough into two balls. Wrap them both in plastic wrap and place them in the refrigerator.
5. Preheat your oven to 425F degrees.
6. Core, peel and cut apples into 1/2 slices.
7. In a large bowl, place the apples, lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Mix them up and make sure the apples are coated well. Let the mixture sit for about ten minutes.
8. On a clean and floured surface, roll out one of your balls of dough. Cover the bottom of your pie dish with the rolled out dough. Using a fork, poke small holes in the bottom of the pie dish.
9. Place the apple mixture in the pit dish.
10. Roll out the second dough and cover the pie dish. Using a fork, seal the edges of the pie by pressing the fork all around the pie crush sides. You’ll notice in my picture I actually use a cookie cutter to make stars. It’s really your choice if you want to get fancy with it but the original recipe just calls for covering the pie with one single piece of dough.
11. Bake for 10 minutes.
12. Reduce the heat to 350F degrees and bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack before serving the pie.
Happy Baking Friends!