Baking a pie has never been easier! My Traeger Grill Apple Pie is fresh, sweet, tart and has the most wonderful flaky crust eer!
Preheat the Traeger on smoke with the lid open, until the fire is established (4-5 minutes). Then, set the temperature to 375 degrees and preheat 30 minutes with the lid closed.
Make the pie crust. Mix flour and salt. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or knives. Add cold water.
Fold with spatula or fork until flour is absorbed and dough comes together. Gather dough together into a ball. Split in half if making a two crust pie.
Flour surface and rolling pin well. Flatten dough gently with hand to make a round shape. Roll out from center to make 1/8" thickness. Fold in half, lift onto pie plate.
Open and shape to pan. Make sure to fit dough into edges of pan. Set aside.
Prepare apple filling. Peel, core, and slice apples. Set in a large bowl. Mix in sugar, spices, flour, and lemon juice. Don't forget the flour!
Pour apples in to prepared pie crust. Sprinkle with vanilla and dot with butter.
Top with crust. Crimp edges. Cut steam vents. Brush with either beaten egg or cream and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake at 375 degrees for 50-60 minutes, or until the apples are tender and the crust is golden brown. I usually turn the pie halfway to insure even baking about 30 minutes into baking time!
Also, you may need to cover the pie with foil for half of baking time. Remove from Traeger and cool 2-3 hours prior to serving.