Now that you have been to the orchard, what are your plans for all those apples you picked? Here are some delicious ideas for that classic, American tradition: apple pie.
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Cookie Sheet Apple Pie
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
5 medium sized tart apples
Combine all the ingredients for the crust except for the butter and whipping cream. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Blend in the whipping cream to make a firm dough. Chill if necessary until firm. Dust a lightly greased baking sheet with flour, flatten dough out onto the baking sheet. Roll or pat out to 1/4" thickness. Trim to make a 14" square. Roll out the trimmings and cut into strips.
To prepare apples
Pare, core and slice apples. Turn into bowl, mix with filling ingredients.
To assemble pie
Arrange apples in rows over crust in pan, leaving 2" empty at edges. Dot with 2 tablespoons of butter. Arrange strips in criss-cross fashion over apples, then fold edges of crust up and over ends of strips, pinch corners to seal. Beat egg and milk, and brush pastry with the mixture. Bake at 400 degrees F 30 to 35 minutes or until golden and apples are cooked.
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