This is an easy recipe that is completely from scratch. It will take you about 20 minutes to make. Although the pictures may be misleading, you should make the apple filling first, set it aside, and then make the crust.
1. Cut up your apples. I cut them right into my empty pie plate because all pie plates are different and you need just enough to fill it up. Fill it to where it looks like the one below. It's probably about 2-3 cups, but yours could be more or less. Dump the apples out of the pie plate into a large bowl.
Mix the apples with:
1 cup of sugar
2 Tbpn. flour
1-2 tsp. of cinnamon (I use 2 tsp. because I love cinnamon!)
After you've mixed the apples, set aside.
2. It's important to not over work the crust. It will get tough if you do this. To make the crust...
2 cups flour
2/3 c. Crisco
1 tsp. sugar
Mix these three ingredients together with a fork until pretty well blended. Now, make a well in the middle of the bowl.
Pour 6 tablespoons of ice cold water into the middle of the well and begin to stir the water into the mixture. It will turn into dough as your work it in. When pretty well mixed, cover your countertop with some flour and get use your rolling pin to make 2 flat crusts.
After you lay your first crust, fill with the apple mixtere and then put your second crust on top. You can pinch the sides to look pretty if you'd like.Make sure to put a couple of slits in your top crust to let the air out. If you don't do this, your crust will puff up huge and probably break open. Cook at 425 degrees for 15 minutes and then turn down to 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Wahla!