This is my Daughter in law, Laurie. She’s a great wife, a great Mom, a great Daughter in Law, but most important, she’s a great Pie Maker…..I think one year she and her Mom, JoJo, brought 11 pies to our family celebration! Larry loves pecan, I love pumpkin, and then we have all kinds of others….AND, she makes the world’s best Cheesecake!! So here’s her recipe for
Crust: (makes 2)
2 cups sifted flour
dash of salt
Heaping 2/3 cup Crisco
6 Tbs. (maybe a little more) ice water (I put cubes in a bowl of water and measure)
Place all dry ingredients in a bowl, cut in shortening, then add water. Stir with a fork until a ball forms. If it’s crumbly, add a little more water. Separate into 2 balls, wrap up in plastic and place in fridge.
For the Filling:
7-8 Golden Delicious apples, peeled and sliced thin
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 Tbs. flour
Dash of salt and nutmeg
Roll out both balls of dough, place one in bottom of a pie plate. Layer apples with mixture, 1/2 way through sprinkle a little lemon juice and add a couple of small slivers of butter. (also end with this). Place 2nd crust on top, cut about 5 slits in the top and sprinkle a little sugar over the top crust. Bake at 400 for about 35 minutes or till golden. My Mom always served it with a slice of sharp white cheddar cheese on top….melted of course! We miss you, JoJo!