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Apple Pie

My Dad used to tell me stories about the amazing apple pies that my grandmother would make.  Unfortunately the recipe was never handed down.  But that wouldn't stop him venturing into the kitchen every once in a while and giving it a try.

top down picture of an apple pie with crumbly crust
 

Here is my own version. This recipe keeps the apples very simple with only a little sugar and cinnamon.  By using a mix of granny smith and an eating apple you will get the best of both words.  That lovely melted apple puree and firm chunks. 

But the star is the pastry, super short and crumbly.  You might want to make a 1.5 or 2x quantity if you're after a crust that doesn't crumble.  I think it lacks a little structural integrity in the current quanity.

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