I've been meaning to blog about Nana's pies - somehow I always forget. Or maybe, it's just that I don't want to share my secrets. For correct preparation, she had me purchase a "sock" for my rolling pin and a proper mat to roll out the dough - both can be purchased at Pryde's Old Westport - Williams Sonoma hadn't heard of either.
Nana's Apple Pie:
1 1/2 cup of flour
1/2 cup of Crisco
pinch of salt
work together - both should be COLD, as in store in refrigerator before you prepare
1/4 cup ice cold water
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
pinch of cinnamon
2 cups+ of apples (or whatever fruit you prefer)
Bake 10 minutes @ 425 degrees. Then turn down to 350 degrees and bake for 45 minutes.