Legend of Dorothy's Pie

Dorothy is Vern's wife, and has been his sweetheart since high school.  Part of the reason that she is the "apple of his eye" is that he believes that she bakes the finest apple pie he has ever tasted.   Vern savors every slice like it is his last, and does everything that he can to keep all the pie for himself.  As an example, Dorothy regularly donates her pies to church fund raisers, but while Vern is supportive of her charitable activities, you couldn't separate him from one of those pies with the jaws-of-life.  So, Vern follows her to the bake goods donation table, places a premium bid, and takes the pie home before it ever hits the auction block.  (You can listen to this story set to music in a song written by his son, Peter Mayer, entitled "Dorothy's Pie").
 
To commemorate Dorothy's wonderful apple pie, Vern has added the "Dorothy's Pie" server to his product lineup.  He says he will gladly make the "Dorothy's Pie" server for you, but you will have to make the pie yourself!
 
So, as the perfect complement to your "Dorothy's Pie" Server, Vern invites you to try your hand at making the pie that made Dorothy famous and Vern crazy.  If you give it a try, drop us a note and tell us what you thought...
 
 
Dorothy's Pie Recipe
 
Crust
1 Cup plus an additional pinch or two of flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 or 3 tablespoons cold water
 
Filling
6-7 cups apples, thinly sliced (Dorothy suggests using 2-3 different types of apples)
3/4 cup sugar (use less if your apples are sweet)
1/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash of salt
2 tablespoons of butter or margarine
 
 
Combine flour and salt in a bowl.  Add oil.  Mix until particles are size of peas.  Sprinkle in flour, one tablespoon at a time, until flour is moistened and almost cleans out side of bowl. If dough seems too dry, add 1 or 2 tablespoons of oil, but do not add water.  Gather dough together and press into a ball.
 
Divide dough in half for top and bottom crusts.  Place half of dough on large sheet of wax paper.  Press dough down until it is about 1" thick.  Place another sheet of wax paper on top.  Use grammas rolling pin to roll it flat.  Then do the same thing to the other half of dough.  Place one sheet of dough into pan.
 
Heat oven to 425.  Stir all dry ingredients together and then mix with apples.  Dump apple mixture into pie crust in pan.  Dab liberally with butter (this is no time to get all "diety").  Top with other crust.  Sprinkle top with cinnamon and sugar.  Cut a few slits into the top.  Bake 40-50 minutes until the goodness starts to bubble up through slits in the crust.  Let it cool as long as you can stand it, then hurry up and eat it before Vern hears about it!!!!!!
 
(Caution: This is the best apple pie recipe in the world!  You won't go back...)
 
 
 
 
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