Linda Evans' Best Apple Pie Ever

Straws Kitchen

By
@CinCooks

I watched Linda Evans on RR's show this morning...and she made her apple pie.
She has this recipe in her new cookbook.

*Former Dynasty star Linda Evans was crowned the winner of Hell's Kitchen in 2009 (the actress was picked by members of the voting public as their favourite celebrity chef)*

THIS IS LINDA'S RECIPE AND HER PHOTOS


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Ingredients

FOR CRUST:

2 1/2 c
flour
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
sugar
4 oz
(1 stick) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into pieces
4 oz
(1/2 cup) butter-flavored shortening, chilled
5 to 6 Tbsp
ice water

FOR PIE FILLING:

2 2/3 c
apple cider
2 1/2 lb
(7 to 8) granny smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
3/4 lb
(2 to 3) golden delicious apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 c
sugar
1/4 c
all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
ground mace
1 Tbsp
freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 Tbsp
unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Directions Step-By-Step

1
This recipe is from Linda's New Cookbook "Recipes For Life"
(Book Cover Photo)
2
For the crust:
Combine the flour, salt and sugar in a food processor. Add the butter and shortening, and pulse until mixture forms coarse crumbs.
Add 2 tablespoons of ice water to the flour mixture. With the machine running, add additional water, a tablespoon at a time, until clumps form. Mold the dough into two balls, shape into disks and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
3
For the filling:
Bring the apple cider to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat about 20 minutes, until reduced to about 2/3 cup.
In a large bowl, combine the apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, and mace.
Add reduced cider and lemon juice. Toss well.

For the pie assembly:
Preheat oven to 425°F.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out one disk of dough into a 14-inch diameter circle. Transfer to a 10-inch pie plate. Don’t trim the edges yet. Turn the apples into the crust, and dot with the butter pieces.
4
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the remaining dough into a 13-inch round.
Roll it up on the rolling pin and unroll it on the top of the pie. Trim the edges, leaving a 1-inch rim of dough. Fold that under and crimp the edges with your fingers or a fork. Slit the top crust with a knife a few times to let the steam escape.

Put the pie in the oven, with a baking sheet on the rack below it to catch any drips. Bake for 30 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Continue baking 45 minutes more. Cover the rim of the crust with foil if it darkens too quickly.

Remove the pie from the oven and allow it to cool at least 1 hour before cutting.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Fruit Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy