Voila slice of pie a la mode.
This is a bit of the crust from the edges – see all those lovely flakes? I was really happy. Flaky & crisp. And it was tasty!
Two niggles – 1) I decided that I don’t like my filling with orange juice, nutmeg or allspice. So pie 3 will only have cinnamon. I also didn’t like the granny smiths. The coxes were much nicer.
And 2) After all this – I’m not sure I like flaky crust with apple pie! I think I prefer a short crust. But of course, I will have to make a few more pies just to be sure! I have another ball of pastry dough chilling in the fridge for pie 3. No cream cheese in this one and it came together in a ball much easier (I did use a whole cup of sour cream, instead of only half a cup), and there is some shortening in it. Will see how it goes and how different it is to pie 2.
I have 2 more recipes to try – a cream cheese tender crust (pie 4) (solid fat and vinegar, with baking powder to leaven) and one that is a tender flaky crust (pie 5) (involving adding frozen orange concentrate to the crust – sugar and acid to minimize gluten). Hmmm. Best get going on joining that gym if I’m going to be making all these pies!