Ingredients

How to make it

  • To Make Pastry:
  • in medium-size bowl, stir together 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour, ¼ cup granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon until blended. With pastry blender or two knives cut in one half cup butter until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
  • Gradually add ice water, tossing flour mixture with a fork until all is moistened. Gather the dough into a ball, flatten into a disk shape. Wrap and refrigerate one hour.
  • To Make Filling:
  • in a large bowl combine 1 cup granulated sugar ½ cup flour, and pinch salt. Mix well. Add sour cream, eggs, and vanilla. Stir until blended.
  • Pour over apples in a large bowl. Mix gently until apples are coated.
  • To Assemble:
  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Roll out pastry on well floured surface. Fit into a 10 inch pie plate. Trim and flute edge high as the filling is generous
  • pour apple mixture into pastry shell. Place pie on baking sheet.
  • Bake at 450°F for 10 minutes.
  • Reduce up in temperature to 350°F. Bake for 30 minutes.
  • To Make Topping:
  • While the filling is baking, in a medium bowl combine brown sugar, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and pinch of salt, mix well. With a pastry blender, cut in 1/2 cup butter until well blended. Add walnuts, mix well.
  • Crumble topping evenly over hot filling.
  • Continue baking pie at 350°F for 20 to 25 minutes until topping is set in center and lightly browned. Cool on wire rack.
  • Cover and refrigerate any leftover pie.

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  • vikirose13 5 years ago
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  • vikirose13 5 years ago
    Yes! Just in time for apple season-This looks killer! Can't wait to try it. Thx! Glad to see yu. Viktoria
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    fizzle3nat ate it and said...
    Sounds like my 'Almost Aunt Carol's (that's a story for another day) sour cream apple pie, and I know that's delicious, so this is an obvious winner! Your picture has me salivating. I wish I had a slice of this right now. Thanks for sharing! - Natalie
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    capedread ate it and said...
    nice
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  • conner909 5 years ago
    Good to see you back, Ray! Pie looks delish! Am bookmarking for use this fall.
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    lunasea ate it and said...
    Sounds like a delicious apple pie to me - and pretty as well. I like the sour cream add to the filling. Your alternate version sounds good, too. Thanks for sharing...
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  • shine 5 years ago
    :-) .. now imagine that pie with a cinnamon-rum crust and cream cheese in the filling! I have the recipe posted on my fledgling blog
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    lacrenshaw ate it and said...
    Being from Old Original Philadelphia, the Old Original Bookbinder's name stopped me dead in my tracks, ray! OMG this is divine. My thanks and my 550, ray.
    Lorraine
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    joe1155 ate it and said...
    Is this Bookbinders as in Philadelphia? Used to pass by there almost every day when I lived on my way to classes. Thanks for posting this, Ray!
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  • lanijoy 5 years ago
    I can vouch for this! Found the recipe in the mid-80's I think...made it for family and it became legend. However, I eventually forgot about it until someone requested it. Took it to Thanksgiving and everyone said it was the best pie they'd ever had. Thank you for posting it...that's a lot of typing!
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    peetabear ate it and said...
    thank you for a great recipe... five forks
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    borinda ate it and said...
    Wonderful! I have not been to Bookbinders for more years than I'd like to own up to but remember the bliss of their pie. The addition of cinnamon to the pastry is part of what makes the entire bite so special.
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    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    wonder how many people has drooled lookin at this recipe? great apple pie thanks high5
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    " It was excellent "
    mark555 ate it and said...
    Slober...drool...sour cream, apples! Fantastic. Good to see you posting again or mabey I am just not very observent.
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    juels ate it and said...
    This sure looks and sounds delicious! Love the addition of sour cream in the filling! 5 forks and a smile!
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    minitindel ate it and said...
    hey ray this looks absolutely delicious i could just lick the picture.............hahaha
    fabulous i agree worth much more than a 10.......
    keep em coming !!!

    hugs tink
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    berry ate it and said...
    You deserve 10!!! this is DIVINE!
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    sparow64 ate it and said...
    Sounds amazing!! Would love to have some of this now! Good to see you here! Thanks for sharing.
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