~ Carol Bishop Hipps
DEEP DISH DUTCH 'SPY' APPLE PIE
"Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness."
~ Jane Austen
(October is the best month for apples ...
do yourself a favor and make a pie. If you choose,
omit the crust and make apple crisp.)
1 10-inch unbaked deep dish pie shell
1 1/2 cups flour
2/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2/3 cup unsalted butter
7-9 large baking apples (Northern Spy best)
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
3 Tbsp. flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 heaping tsp. cinnamon
dots of butter
- Make topping: Combine flour and sugar. Cut in butter with pastry blender until mixture is consistency of coarse cornmeal. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 400º.
- Make filling: Core apples and pare, slicing into large bowl. Sprinkle with lemon juice.
- Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Toss with apples. Turn into unbaked pie shell distributing evenly. Dot with butter. Cover with topping.
- Bake 45 to 60 minutes (apples bubbling).