Originally Posted by Goodweed of the North
And I lover her even more than her apple-pie. :D
Wow, a three crust pie, what a great idea!
The closest thing to that I heard of was Mama Dipp's Old-Fashioned Stacked Double-crust Applesauce Pie; but what she did was to make two pies, when slide one over the top of the other. (apparently three works too!)
Does that inner crust get cooked good too?
also thought I would share the 2003 winner in the apple category in case you made everyone hungry with your description! and maybe your daughter would like to try the Streusel Topping sometime!
Caramel Apple Pie - 2003 1st Place Apple
Recipe courtesy Marles Riessland
Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour 8 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon butter flavored shortening, chilled
1/3 cup ice water
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 egg, beaten
6 cups apples (Jonathan or Granny Smith)
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 tablespoons heavy cream
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon butter
2 toffee bars or 3 ounces chocolate covered peanut or pecan brittle
Chill all ingredients, including the flour and vinegar. Combine the flour, salt and sugar. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles cornmeal. In another bowl, mix water and vinegar with the beaten egg. Add the liquid mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time, to the flour mixture, tossing with a fork to form a soft dough.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Peel and slice apples. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Combine dry ingredients in large bowl and add apples. Toss to mix. Add vanilla and cream. Melt butter in heavy skillet. Add apple mixture and cook approximately 8 minutes, to soften apples. Turn into pie shell.
Combine the flour and sugar. Mix in butter with fork until coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over pie. Add top crust. Seal, flute edge and vent top. Brush with beaten egg white and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake 45 minutes longer.