All-Purpose Flour (3/4 cup)
Granulated Sugar (1 Tbsp)
Salt (1/2 tsp)
in food processor until combined, about 5 seconds. Sprinkle
Unsalted Butter (1/3 cup)
Vegetable Shortening (1/4 cup)
on top and continue processing until mixture begins to form uneven clumps with no remaining floury bits (about 10 seconds).
Scrape down sides of bowl and redistribute dough around blade. Sprinkle remaining
All-Purpose Flour (1/2 cup)
over dough and pulse until mixture is evenly distributed into pieces around bowl (4 to 6 pulses).
Transfer mixture to medium bowl. Sprinkle
Vodka (2 Tbsp)
Water (2 Tbsp)
over mixture. Using stiff silicone spatula, stir and press down until it sticks together.
Turn pie dough onto sheet of plastic wrap and shape into round 4-inch shape. Wrap tightly in plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 2 days.
Remove dough from refrigerator and allow to soften slightly (about 10 minutes) before rolling. Roll dough into a 12-inch circle on floured counter. Sprinkle flour into bottom of glass or ceramic deep dish pie plate (this will keep your crust from sticking to the bottom of the pie plate).
Roll dough loosely around your rolling pin and unroll into the pie plate, leaving at least a 1-inch overhand on each side. Working in a circular motion, ease dough into place by gently lifting edge of dough with one hand while pressing into plate bottom with the other hand. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to fill pie.
Granny Smith Apples (5 cups)
Braeburn Apples (5 cups)
Granulated Sugar (1/2 cup)
Brown Sugar (1/4 cup)
, zest of the
Salt (1/4 tsp)
Ground Cloves (1/8 tsp)
Ground Nutmeg (1/8 tsp)
Ground Cinnamon (1 tsp)
together in Dutch oven.
Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring gently and often, until apples are tender when poked with fork but still hold their shape (about 15 to 20 minutes). Sprinkle with
All-Purpose Flour (1/4 cup)
, stir in gently; remove from heat. Transfer apples and the juices to a rimmed baking sheet and let cool completely (about 30 minutes).
Drain cooled apples thoroughly in colander, reserving ¼ cup of juice. Stir lemon juice into reserved apple juice. Adjust oven rack to lowest position and heat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Spread apples into dough-lined plate, mounding them slightly in middle, and drizzle with lemon juice mixture. Drizzle with
Salted Caramel Sauce (1/2 cup)
Remove the remaining chilled pie dough from the refrigerator. Roll the dough out, 12 inches diameter. Using a pastry wheel, cut 16 strips 1/2 inch wide. Carefully weave the strips into a lattice over top of pie. Using a small knife, trim the extra overhang. Crimp edges of the dough with your fingers.
Brush the lattice top with a beaten
white and sprinkle with
Coarse Sugar (to taste)
Place the pie onto a large baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, place pie-edger around top of pie crust to keep it from browning too much.
Keeping the pie in the oven, turn the temperature down to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and bake for an additional 40-50 minutes. If the top of your pie is getting too brown, cover loosely with aluminum foil. The pie will be done when the caramel begins to bubble up. A small knife inserted inside should come out relatively clean.
Allow the pie to cool for at least 4 hours before serving. Drizzle the pie with the
Salted Caramel Sauce (1/2 cup)
to serve. This apple pie is best served on the same day, but it can be covered tightly and stored in the refrigerator.