Tips on Baking Apple Pies (Iowa Orchard)

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Tips on Baking Apple Pies

  • The best apples for pies are Jonathan apples and Ida Red apples because of their strong, tart flavor and ability to hold their shape.
  • The secret to a flakey crust is cold ingredients and minimal handling of the crust. Another important tidbit is to use the right amount of water, not enough and crust is too dry, too much water, and crust is tough and not flakey.
  • Work quickly with pie crust because if the crust sits too long in a room that is a little humid, it will have the same effect as adding too much water and the dough becomes tough.

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