This pie got me married! I made this pie for my husband when we were first dating. A few years later he told me that as soon as he tasted that pie he knew he was going to marry me. Now that is what I call a GOOD PIE!! Hope you enjoy it!
Bottom pie crust directions. I am going to make this as complete as I can for everyone that has never made their own pie crust.
Take flour and crisco and put it in a medium bowl.
Use a fork or a pastry cutter to incorporate the crisco into the flour. Until it looks like little balls.
Take a tablespoon of cold water and add it to the mixture. Gently working it in.
Continue to add water a tablespoon at a time until you form a ball of dough. It should still be a tiny bit dry. You don't want it soaked.
Wrap it in wax paper and put it in the fridge for about an hour.
Take all the filling ingredients and put them in a bowl and mix. Let them sit for about 15 minutes till the apples and ingredients get nice and juicy.
At this point you want to preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
Roll out your bottom crust and place in a 9 inch pie pan.Just a little note if you have a marble rolling pin put it in the freezer for about a half hour before you roll out the dough. It makes it much easier to roll.
Put the apple mixture into crust and get ready to make your topping.
Take flour and brown sugar and incorporate them together using a wire whisk.
Take your stick of cold butter and slice it into the mixture.
With a fork or pastry cutter cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles little balls.
Flute the edges of your pie crust BEFORE you put the crumb topping on.
Spread crumb topping over the apples until it is completely covered.
Bake at 425 degrees for 50 minutes... Cover the pie with foil the last 15 minutes of baking so your crumbs don't burn.
The pies juices should be bubbling up through the crust. That's how you know it's done. Enjoy!