Healthy Living on September 8 2017 by Bob's Red Mill
Best Apples for Apple Pie
There is nothing more American than apple pie. Except maybe that unusual trend of putting a slice of American cheese on top of a slice of apple pie—but we don't need to go there. We prefer to stick to the basics, and the perfect dessert for any summer or fall gathering is the classic apple pie. You may have made a hundred different varieties of homemade apple pie in your day—we have experimented with at least that many ourselves—in search of the perfect apple pie recipe. One of the most important ingredients, not surprisingly, are the apples that you use for the apple pie filling, but with so many varieties of apples out there, how on earth are you supposed to choose the right ones? Never fear, Bob’s Red Mill is here! We have a handy guide below to choosing the best types of apples to make an out-of-this-world apple pie.
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There are so many varieties of apple that narrowing it down could be difficult so I recommend starting with these: Cortland, MacIntosh, Golden Delicious, and Honeycrisp. Also, if you can find them, give Ginger Gold a chance (they're an early season apple so the stores may be sold out).
The Winesap also fared well. This year, I hope to trial the Esopus Spitzenberg, the Northern Spy and, maybe, the Pink Lady.
Some old world classic baking varieties are: Bramley's Seedling, Belle de Boskoop, Gravenstein.
American heirlooms for baking: Cortland, Northern Spy, McIntosh.
Of course the old recipe standby, Granny Smith is a great baking apple but the secret is to find good ripe ones.
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I'm Jackson, I'm a chef who loves food, I'm always interested in new foods. Apples for Apple Pie is great! I just finished them tonight, taste is great and i had a great dinner with my little family. Thanks for your sharing.
2 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of salt
8 tablespoons of butter
1/2 cup of ice water
1 egg, beaten.
Mix the flour and salt. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse
Hope you like it
Wesson oil recipe: (2 crust pie)
2 cups Flour
1 tsp. Salt
1/2 cup Wesson Oil, (any oil will due)
1/4 cup Milk (even 1% will due)
Mix to form nice dough ball.
Roll out 1/2 of the ball between 2 sheets of Wax Paper. Repeat for the top crust. Wipe the counter top with a damp rag so the bottom sheet stays in place!