Quintessential American Apple Pie
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Serves: 9-inch Pie
* you can use regular flour
  • Filling:
  • 9-10 golden apples, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp whole wheat pastry flour*
  • 2 Tbsp cane sugar
  • 1 Tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 Tbsp vegan margarine
  • Double dough (bottom and top):
  • 2⅓ cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup white wine
  • ½ cup organic confectioner sugar
  • Egg wash (optional):
  • 1 egg white, slightly beaten
  • 1 tsp sugar + ½ tsp ground cinnamon, mixed together
  1. Preheat oven 425F
  2. Place the apple slices in a large bowl and add the vanilla and cider vinegar.
  3. Mix the sugar, flour and cinnamon together, and add to the bowl with the apple slices.
  4. Gently stir with your hands (or a spoon!) to coat well, and set aside.
  5. Place all the dough ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and process until a soft ball forms (30 seconds). The dough will be sticky, that's OK--sprinkle it with a little flour, enough to gather it in your hands and make it into a ball.
  6. Divide the dough into 2 balls and place each on 2 pieces of parchment paper, sprinkled with flour.
  7. Using a rolling pin, gently roll each ball into a circle about 9 inches in diameter--it"s OK to sprinkle the dough with a little more flour so that it doesn't stick to the rolling pin.
  8. Peel off one dough circle right into a 9" pie dish and fill it with all the apples. It will be a big mound, that's what you want!
  9. Top the apples with the vegan margarine in little dabs all over.
  10. Peel off the second dough circle over the apples and gently press the sides all around with your fingers so that both doughs are together.
  11. Go around with a fork to make sure there is a tight fit between the bottom and top dough.
  12. Using a sharp knife, cut an X in the middle of the pie and 2 or 3 more all around the top to create little vents.
  13. Brush the egg white wash on top of the dough and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  14. Cover loosely with a heavy duty aluminum foil tent and place in 425 F oven for 15 minutes,
  15. Then, lower the heat to 375 F and continue to bake for another 20-25 minutes.
Recipe by Cuisinicity at https://cuisinicity.com/quintessential-american-apple-pie/