Award Winning Apple Pie

Share
An apple pie so good you won't be able to only have one piece.

Recipe by

Ingredients

Filling:

  • 6 cups thinly sliced and peeled Idaho apples
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Crust:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 6-7 tablespoons cold water

Instructions

Filling:

  1. In small bowl combine sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Toss apples with flour sugar mixture and set aside.

Crust:

  1. Combine flour and salt in large bowl. Cut in shortening with pastry cutter until mixture resembles fine meal.
  2. Add water and mix with a fork, just until dough comes together. Do not overwork dough.
  3. Divide dough in half. Sprinkle rolling surface with flour. Roll out half of the dough to create bottom crust.
  4. Place rolled dough in pie pan making sure crust extends beyond the edges of the pie pan.
  5. Place apple mixture in dough-lined pie pan and dot with butter.
  6. Roll out second half of dough into a large circle at least 1 inch larger than pie pan.
  7. Place top crust over apple mixture. Seal and crimp edges of pie dough and cut vent holes in top crust. Sprinkle top crust with a tablespoon of sugar.
  8. Cover edges with pie shield or tin foil strips to prevent over-browning of crust edges.
  9. Bake in 375 degree oven for approximately 50 minutes or until crust is browned and apples are tender.