- 2/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup ice water
- 1 tbsp of vinegar
- 4-6 slices of Sharp Cheddar Cheese (optional)
Try and double up the recipe if upper crust is desired. Now, place Olive Oil in the freezer until it thickens to the consistency of honey (approx. 2-3 hours). Next, mix dry ingredients. In food processor, add dry ingredients, Olive Oil, ice water and Balsamic Vinegar.
Pound and pulse until ball of dough is created. Wrap ball in plastic wrap and let it relax and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Preheat oven to 450. Roll ball out until 1/8 inch thick and put into a pie plate.
Brown pie crust in oven for 12 minutes. Remove crust from oven. Let cool and line crust with cheese.
- 5-6 cups sliced apples
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 2 1/2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Combine dry ingredients and sieve over apples. Stir apples mildy until they are well-layered. Next, place apple mixture in layers in the pie shell. Dot them with Olive Oil. Cover pie with upper crust. Prick the upper crust to give the air an opportunity to vent as the pie bakes.
Bake the pie for 10 minutes at 450 then reduce heat to 350 and bake for 45-60 minutes, until completed. Lightly sprinkle the crust with a mixture of 1 Tbsp cinnamon and 1 Tbsp white sugar to taste just as it's coming out of the oven.