Wood Fired Apple Pie

Baking in a Wood Fired Oven: After pushing the coals to the back of the wood fired oven near the wall, brush the ashes off of the floor.  The chunks of glowing hardwood coals should have little or no flame when the apple pie goes in. Every 15 minutes, turn apple pie so the other end faces the fire.

1 pie = 2 crusts (10 inches)

Ingredients for Crust:
2 2/3 cup flour
1 tsp. salt
1 cup shortening
7-8 tablespoons ice water

Mix flour, salt & shortening; cut in with pastry cutter. Add water last. Roll into a ball. You may refrigerate or roll out right away.

Ingredients for Filling:
12-14 apples (Golden Delicious, regular size)
¾ cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. nutmeg

Peel and slice apples. Mix all ingredients together. Make sure to fill pie all the way before baking.  Brush crust with milk and sprinkle with sugar.  Poke with a fork. Bake 1 hour at 350° F and put cookie sheet under pie.

* Put cut-outs on after milk & sugar. *