October 08, 2013
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Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff
At some point everyone wants to try making America’s iconic dessert, apple pie. Newton resident Leslie Fishman has just such a recipe.
The crust contains only three ingredients — flour, vegetable oil, and orange juice.
Pie crust dough is formed into a ball.
Cut into two pieces.
Flatten a piece of dough into a thin round between two sheets of wax paper
Then lift off one piece and in a single movement flip the round over a pie plate.
Into a mixture of Golden Delicious, Braeburn, and Honeycrisp apples, she tosses flour and cane sugar instead of granulated because cane has a deeper caramel-like flavor.
Then she fills the dough with apples, sprinkles on cinnamon and nutmeg, and cuts small pieces of butter randomly over the fruit.
Add lemon juice to apple pie mixture.
The top crust goes on pretty much like the bottom one, with the same flipping motion.
Crimp dough around the edges.
Baste pie dough with 1 percent milk.
Sprinkle raw sugar on the top.
The finished pie is beautifully browned and glistening with sweet, crunchy sugar crystals.