Mum's Irish Apple Pie Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
<br>- ¾ cup cake flour
<br>- ½ teaspoon salt
<br>- 1 tablespoon white sugar
<br>- 1 cup unsalted butter
<br>- 3 tablespoons shortening
<br>- ¼ cup sour cream
<br>- ⅛ teaspoon lemon juice
<br>- 5 large Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and sliced
<br>- ½ cup white sugar
<br>- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
<br>- ½ tablespoon ground nutmeg
<br>- ⅛ teaspoon lemon juice
<br>- 1  egg, beaten
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch pie pan.
<br>step 2: To Make Crust: In a large bowl, combine flours, salt and sugar. Cut in butter and shortening until coarse crumbs are formed. Mix in sour cream and lemon juice. Keep mixing until dough forms a ball; dough may be slightly lumpy, this is fine. Wrap dough ball in plastic wrap and allow to chill for 1 hour.
<br>step 3: Once chilled, take dough out of refrigerator and cut it in half; keep one half covered and in the refrigerator. Roll dough to 1/8 of an inch. To lift pie shell, roll dough around rolling pin and then unroll into pie pan. Trim overhanging edges of pie crust.
<br>step 4: To Make Filling: Place apples into pie shell. In a small bowl, combine sugar, flour and nutmeg; mix thoroughly. Sprinkle mixture over apples. Squirt lemon juice over apples. Place pie in refrigerator while top crust is rolled out.
<br>step 5: Remove pie from refrigerator. Brush outer edge of bottom crust with beaten egg. Place second crust on top of pie; crimp pie shell edges together. Brush entire top crust with egg and cut 4 steam slots into it.
<br>step 6: Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 45 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow pie to completely cool before serving. Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
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Ingredients
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup cake flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoons shortening
- ¼ cup sour cream
- ⅛ teaspoon lemon juice
- 5 large Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and sliced
- ½ cup white sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- ½ tablespoon ground nutmeg
- ⅛ teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 egg, beaten

Directions
step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch pie pan.
step 2: To Make Crust: In a large bowl, combine flours, salt and sugar. Cut in butter and shortening until coarse crumbs are formed. Mix in sour cream and lemon juice. Keep mixing until dough forms a ball; dough may be slightly lumpy, this is fine. Wrap dough ball in plastic wrap and allow to chill for 1 hour.
step 3: Once chilled, take dough out of refrigerator and cut it in half; keep one half covered and in the refrigerator. Roll dough to 1/8 of an inch. To lift pie shell, roll dough around rolling pin and then unroll into pie pan. Trim overhanging edges of pie crust.
step 4: To Make Filling: Place apples into pie shell. In a small bowl, combine sugar, flour and nutmeg; mix thoroughly. Sprinkle mixture over apples. Squirt lemon juice over apples. Place pie in refrigerator while top crust is rolled out.
step 5: Remove pie from refrigerator. Brush outer edge of bottom crust with beaten egg. Place second crust on top of pie; crimp pie shell edges together. Brush entire top crust with egg and cut 4 steam slots into it.
step 6: Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 45 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow pie to completely cool before serving. Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

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