courtesy of Executive Chef David Noto of Omni Bedford Springs Resort*
Omni Bedford Springs Resort's "Grandma's Apple Pie" Recipe
- 2 ¼ Cup all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon Sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- ¾ Cup shortening
Sift first three (3) ingredients together. Remove 1/3 of the mixture and add to ¼ Cup cool water to make a paste. Mix the remainder of the sifted mixture with the vegetable shortening until you get pea sized balls. Mix paste in quickly without kneading too much. Cut dough in half, 1 piece for the top and 1 piece for the bottom. Roll out the dough and line 1-8" deep dish glass pie plate.
- 8 each Granny Smith apples (peel, core, and sliced thin)
- ½ Cup brown sugar
- 1 Cup granulated sugar
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 4 Tablespoons soft butter
- All purpose flour to sprinkle in
- Mix first five (5) ingredients until the apples are well coated.
- Place half in the pie shell and add 2 tablespoons of butter in small pieces.
- Sprinkle flour over the apples, add the remainder of the apples. Top with remainder of the butter and another sprinkle of flour.
- Roll out the second piece of dough and lay on top of the pie. Crimp the sides and cut off excess dough.
- Brush with milk and cut three (3) slits in the top layer of dough.
- Bake @ 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
- Lower oven to 350 degrees and bake 30-40 minutes.
- Test the apples through the slits with a knife, just tender enough for the knife to go through.
- Remove from oven and cool. Enjoy!
*Omni Bedford Springs Resort is celebrating "Pi Day" on March 14th by offering a trio of mini pies: a Shoofly pie, a Crack pie and an Apple pie. Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa is situated in Bedford, PA in the Southern Allegheny Mountains of the scenic, south-central Pennsylvania region about 2 ½ hours from Washington D.C.
- Pi Day is the day that commemorates the mathematical constant π (pi) which is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter (abbreviated to 3.14).