Best Ever Apricot Pie
Posted by: Elaine Sun, 28 Mar 2004, at 5:28 a.m.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cups plus 2 tablespoons real butter
1/2 cup ice cold water
4 to 5 cups fresh apricot slices
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1-2 tablespoons butter
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In food processor, combine flour and salt to blend.
Add the butter and process just until the butter is cut into small lumps. Add
the water and process just until the dough wants to form a ball. Divide in two
parts, one slightly larger than the other. On a floured pastry cloth, roll out
the larger piece and fit it into a glass pie dish. In large bowl, combine the
apricots, sugar, flour, salt, and spices. Pile into the pie dish, dot with the
butter, and then roll out the second part of dough, and place it over the top,
sealing the edges with a little water between the layers. Brush with milk or
cream and sprinkle on a little sugar. Place in microwave on high for 10 minutes.
Then transfer to your hot oven and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until crust is
browned. Allow to cool down about 1/2 hour before serving.