Classic Apple pie with Star Anise Ice cream

Classic Apple pie with Star Anise Ice cream



Serving Size: 2 pies

For the Crust:
1 ½ cups butter
4 cups all-purpose flour
Pinch of salt
½ to ¾ cups water

For the Apples:
4 lbs. Tart apples (peeled and seeded)
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp. cinnamon
2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. butter
2 tbsp. lemon juice

For the Ice cream:
4 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
1 quart heavy cream
4 each star anise
1 each vanilla bean

1. For the crust, cut butter into small cubes, then mix butter into the flour. Do not over mix. Add the salt. Add the water. Work in with your hands until it comes together. Place in plastic wrap, then place in the refrigerator for thirty minutes. Remove from refrigerator and place on lightly dusted surface. Cut into four pieces, roll out and place in 9” pie tins.
2. For the filling, cut apples into 1/8’s. In a bowl combine all ingredients. Toss gently until all the apples are coated. Place in pie tin, then cover with remaining pieces of dough. Score the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until you see percolation in the pie. Remove from oven & let rest for one hour.
3. For the ice-cream, combine sugar, star anise, vanilla bean, heavy cream and bring to a boil. Slowly add your cream and whisk in your eggs. Place in double boiler and cook at 170 degrees. Cool. Place in ice cream machine & spin until firm.