This is the best homemade apple pie you will ever make!
Fill 7, 1QT jars apple slices
In a very large pot (You can find this item on the Kitchen appliances page) boil 9 cups water and 3-1/2 cups sugar
In a bowl mix - 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup cornstarch, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground cloves, 1 tsp almond extract, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 cup cold H2O, 3 Tbls lemon juice
Stir into boiling liquid (the very big pot) Stir until its clear, to thin you can ad 1/2 to 1 cup hot water
Pour evenly over the apples in all 7 jars
If you want be using it all today Seel to uses later for years to come! (we have been using the same batch form 6 years ago and the apples are still firm!)
******NO MIXURE use a KNIFE to mix********
Mix - Flour, shortening, salt
Mix in - egg, water, vinegar
Knead with hands only, until its smooth and is a great ball of dough
Separate into two balls ***PRE HEAT OVEN 400 DEGREES
Roll out one half and put in a pie dish (I prefer pampered chef) This can be pretty fragile dough so sometime and extra pair of hands is helpful. slide hands carefully under rolled out dough and lift carefully and place in the pie dish
Press dough snug to the dish and lay extra over the sides and cut extra that is hanging over the sides off (save this extra dough)
Fill with the homemade apple filling
Repeat step 5
Place rolled out dough on top of filling, go around edges cut of extra hanging over (save dough) now take you fingers and press both doughs together to make seem and make a wavy boarder on the edges
Make 3 long slits across the top to allow the pie to breath and cook inside better.
Take extra dough form a ball and roll out keep thick then use a turkey cookie cutter to cut out a turkey. Place the turkey write on top in the middle of the pie
Lightly sprinkle with cinnamon on top
Cook at 400 degrees for 50 minutes (cover with tinfoil for the first 30 minutes, then take off foil)
Pull out and eat with vanilla bean ice cream or homemade Vanilla Ice cream
It's SUPER important!!!!!!! If you want this to turn our perfect DO NOT USE A MIXER do it all by hand!!!!!!