Monday, April 14, 2008

New York State Flat Apple Pie

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup margarine
2 cups flour
3-4 tablespoons ice water

11 or 12 New York State Apples (medium size)
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 cup New York State maple syrup
New York State Sharp cheese

To make the crust, cut butter and margarine into flour with knife and pastry blender until texture resembles cornmeal. Add ice water gradually, working in just enough to hold dough together. Roll out on lightly floured board or marble slab to one inch thickness. Place in refrigerator 20 minutes. Remove and roll out a flat sheet, 10 X 15 X 1/8 inch thick. Line a baking sheet, 10 X 15 inches, with the pastry.

To make the filling, pare, core, and cut each apple into 6 sections. Arrange in one layer on pastry. Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over apples. Sprinkle with lemon juice.

Bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for 20 minutes, then reduce temperature to 350 degrees and bake 30 minutes longer. Remove from oven and sprinkle with maple syrup. Serve warm, with a generous slice of cheese.

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