How to make it

  • In a medium-mixing bowl cut the shortening and salt into the flour by hand or with a pastry blender hands until it's the texture of cornmeal.
  • Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of ice water over the mixture and mix just until the dough is moistened.
  • Repeat by adding 6 to 8 tablespoons water (one at a time) until all the dough is just moist.
  • Take care not to over mix.
  • Divide the dough in half and roll into a ball.
  • Roll 1 ball into a circle to fit a 9 to 10-inch pie plate.
  • To transfer the pastry to the pie plate, wrap it around a rolling pin and ease it into the pie plate.
  • Be careful not to stretch the pastry.
  • Trim it even with the edges of the pie plate.
  • Add the apple filling into the pastry lined pie plate.
  • Make sure they are laying flat.
  • Cut butter into small pieces and put on top of the filling.
  • Roll the remaining pastry into a 12-inch circle.
  • Place on top of the filling.
  • Trim off 1-inch beyond the edge of the pie plate.
  • Crimp the edges as desired.
  • Cut slits to allow steam to escape when baking.
  • Sprinkle a little sugar and cinnamon over the pie.
  • Cover the edges with foil to prevent over browning.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove the foil and bake for another 20 to 25 minutes, or until it is golden brown. (sometimes I leave the foil on the entire time).
  • Check for how you like your apples done inside.
  • Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
  • Filling:
  • 1/2 cup to 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 to 7 cups apples cut into thin slices (recommended: Green Golden and Jonathans BUT, I always use Granny Smiths)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter (I use more like 4)
  • In a medium bowl combine the apples, with the brown and white sugar. Add flour, cinnamon and continue mixing until they are well coated. I make the filling up first let it get saucey. I often add lemon juice. Keeps it from browning and I like my apple on the tart side. Trust me I am generous with my lemon juice.
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings

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    " It was excellent "
    lor ate it and said...
    I've given your recipe a "5" fork rating. I absolutely love it! Thank you for sharing with all of us foodies. Cheers!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    organicmama ate it and said...
    This looks good! Thanks for sharing.
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    " It was just okay "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    The apple pie recipe i alays liked since my childhood.Great description.Also the filling is so delicious except that i would add 6 tbsp butter and 2 tsp cinnamon.By the way the baby's picture is so cute as i just got a new born (6 weeks old )baby.
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  • invisiblechef 10 years ago
    I just love apple pie.. Really just the aroma of the baked apples, ok and the side of The best ice-cream in the whole world which would be Haagen Daz.(Vanilla bean)
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  • krumkake 10 years ago
    My kind of pie - and my husband will love this (it's his favorite pie)...thanks for all your hard work on this one, recipediva - it's evident you love baking!!
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