2 C flour
1/2 pound cold butter (2 sticks)
1 beaten egg
3 pounds or more apples
1/2 C sugar
1 t cinnamon
1/4 C brown sugar
3 T room temp butter
1/4 C lemon juice
additional sugar for sprinkling on top
●Peel and cut apples into slices and put into a large bowl.
Mix with the sugar, flour and cinnamon. (You can use more or less apples depending on the size of your baking pan or how many apples you have)
●Blend the flour and butter until crumbs are formed (I use the food processor to do this)
After crumbs are made, add the beaten egg and process to form a dough ball.
Do not over process.
●Pat 1/2 of this mixture into the bottom & up the sides of a 13” x 9” pan (or a round pie pan.)
Do not handle this dough too much or the butter will get too warm.
Reserve the remainder for the top crust.
●Put the apples in the pan.
On top of apples put the brown sugar, bits of the butter, and lemon juice. You can use more of each item than given here.
●Take remaining dough and form into flattened pieces and place all over the top of the apples. (I make the pieces about 2” in diameter but the size of them doesn’t matter, just cover most of the top. There’ll be empty spaces, which is okay.)
Sprinkle some sugar on top.
●Bake for 30 to 40 min. or until apples test soft. If the crust is browning too much, cover top with a piece of aluminum foil.