Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60
Shrek is demanding the recipe for the DD Caramel Apple Pie...He likes pumpkin, but he's doesn't LURV
3 cups ap flour
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbs. sugar
1/8 cup ice water
Combine the flour, salt, and sugar together in a large bowl. Add about a lb. of lard to the mixture and cut it in. You will want to see pea-sized granuals of dough. If there isn't enough fat, the dough will be clumpy. If there is too little fat, the dough will have loose flour hanging around that won't mix in. Adjust accordingly.
When you have the pea-gravel texture, drizzle the water all over the dough. Fold it together, taking care not to knead the dough. Divide the dough into 2 equal balls. Dust the work surface liberally with flour. Place a dough ball onto the surface and press into a disk. Sprinkle four on top of the disk and roll into a thin disk. Roll from the center to the outside in every direction. Cut into a smooth circle that is 2 inches wider than the pie plate.
Slide an icing knife under the rolled crust to loosen from the work surface. Fold the dough in half, and in half again to form a triangle. Place the point into the center of the pie pan and unfold. Press in to fill the pie pan evenly. Brush with egg wash and bake at 375' F. for five minutes.
Roll out the second dough ball as you did the first one.
1 caramel apple wrap
1 pkg. caramel bits
8 to 10 Jonathon, Honeycrisp, Fuji, or Macintosh apples, peeled and sliced
1 cup sugar
2 tbs. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup AP flour
Combine the flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a large bowl Add the apple slices and caramel bits. Mix with your hands to evenly coat the apple.
Place the caramel wrap on the bottom of the crust. Fill with the apple pie filling. Fold the second rolled crust as you did the bottom crust. Again, place the point of the folded crust in the middle and unfold. Tuck the excess dough between the bottom crust and the pie plate. Fute the edges. Cut three vent holes in the top. Brush with egg wash, and sprinkle with granulated sugar and scant cinnamon.
Bake at 350' until the crust is golden (between 50 minutes and an hour). Remove from the oven and let cool.
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