Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Potluck Apple Pie

2 1/4 cups flour, divided
1/4 cup water
dash salt
1 cup butter

Combine 1/4 cup flour and water until smooth.  In a separate bowl, combine remaining flour and salt.  Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Add reserved flour mixture and knead gently until dough forms a ball.  Press dough onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 15X10X1 inch baking sheet.

1/2 cup maple syrup, divided
3 lbs. tart apples (8-9 medium)
         peeled and thinly sliced
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Spread 1/4 cup syrup over crust.  Arrange apples over syrup.  Combine sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, vanilla, and remaining syrup; drizzle over apples.

1 cup flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup cold butter
1 cup chopped pecans

Combine flour and sugar in a bowl, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Stir in pecans.  Sprinkle over filling.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour until apples are tender.

Yield 18-24 servings

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