Mile High Apple Pie

We read a special story this week called ‘Mile High Apple Pie’.

And then, of course, we had to go to the kitchen to make our own!

We peeled and cut the apples.

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We added cinnamon, sugar, flour and salt.

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We rolled out the crust with a rolling-pin.

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Then we put the apples in the crust and sealed the edges shut with evaporated milk.

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After baking for almost an hour, we had a delicious apple treat!

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Some of you have asked for our recipe.

CRUST

1 pound of Tenderflake lard

2 tsp of salt

5 1/2 cups of flour

1 Tbsp of vinegar

1 egg

enough water to make 1 cup when added to the vinegar and egg

Follow the directions for the crust on the box. This recipe is enough to make 3 pies.

FILLING

For each pie:

5 – 6 cups of peeled, chopped apples

1/4 cup flour

1 tsp. cinnamon

pinch of salt

3/4 cup sugar

Mix all ingredients together and place on 9 inch pastry-lined pie plate. Top with a dab of butter. Seal with another layer of pastry. Poke holes in the top to allow steam to vent. We sealed the top crust to the bottom with a bit of evaporated milk, and dabbed more evaporated milk on top before sprinkling the pie with a bit of sugar and cinnamon. Bake at 425 for about an hour. You can protect the top from getting too dark by covering it with foil partway through baking. I usually cover my pies with strips of foil around the edges to keep them from getting too dark before the apples are cooked. We also put the pies on a foil-covered cookie sheet, to save the oven from sticky drips!

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