I've made apple pie so many times throughout the years, and I've never quite gotten it right. Today, it was as close as it will ever be! I didn't even use a recipe for it, I just used my intuition. It worked =)
3 cups All Purpose Flour
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup of vegetable shortening (I used Spectrum)
8 tbsp cold water (more or less)
4 golden delicious apples (the ones I used were small because they were organic)
4 granny smith apples (the ones I used were small because they were organic)
2-3 tbsp flour
3 tbsp sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
juice from half of a lemon (about 1-2 tsp)
For the crust: Preheat oven to 425 F. Combine the shortening and the flour using your hands in a large bowl. Start adding the water slowly. When it looks like it is forming a solid, put it on your work surface and continue to add water until it is mostly one piece. Make it into a ball. Cut into 2 pieces. Using your rolling pin, roll out the dough into a circle big enough to fit your pie plate. Fit the bottom crust piece on. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Roll out the top as well, and set it aside (preferably on a non-stick surface).
For the filling: Combine all the ingredients together till well mixed. Place mixture on the pie plate and cover with the top crust. Make three slices on top of the pie. You can glaze the top of the crust with rice milk.
Bake on lower rack at 425 F for 30-45 minutes, depending on your oven. Pie is ready when it lightly browns the crust. Enjoy!