Jeanne Sakamoto's Apple Pie

When Jeanne Sakamoto is not running an office with aplomb, she is a domestic goddess producing divine desserts from her kitchen. She is also kind. And kindly agreed to share her apple pie recipe with the Ninja Baker.smiley


For the crust:
3 cups flour
2 1/4 sticks butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons Crisco
1/3 - 1/2 cup ice water

For the filling:
12 Fuji apples
(The Ninja Baker needed only 5 Granny Smiths for each pie.)
 3/4 - 1 cup sugar
 3 teaspoons cinnamon
 1/4 cup flour
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


Pie Crust:

Add salt to the flour.  Cut in butter and Crisco until it is the size of small peas.  Add enough ice water for the dough to hold together.  Divide in half.  Wrap in plastic and chill overnight.  Roll out dough to desired thickness.


Peel and slice apples in a large bowl. Toss with other ingredients. Pour apples into a prepared pie crust. Cut vents in the top crust for venting. Brush the top of the pie with beaten egg. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 50 to 60 minutes.