Dutch Apple Pie

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Serves: 6 or 8
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2 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 c butter flavor crisco shortening
1/3 c ice cold water
4 or 5 large granny smith apples
1/8 c flour
1/2 c sugar, divided, more or less depending on your personal preference
apple pie spice
1 Tbsp butter
1/3 c sugar
3/4 c flour
6 Tbsp butter

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Gwen Mills Recipe
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Sun City, KS (pop. 53)
Member Since Jun 2010
Gwen's notes for this recipe:
I have been making this recipe for many years. I think my mother in-law first taught me to make this and I have adapted it from her original recipe.

In the fall I love to make this pie with good ol Colorado jonathan apples, I love the tartness of the jonathans!!!

I never come home from a potluck dinner with any left over!!!
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For pie crust: Mix 2 cups flour, 1/2 tsp salt together and cut in butter flavor crisco with 2 knives or pastry blender until you have about pea size crumbs.
With a fork stir in water & mix until dough holds together. Divide dough in half and roll out your pie crust for a 9" pie on a pastry cloth or mat. Place in pie pan and cut edges evenly and flute them on the ridge of the pan. Roll out the other piece of dough freeze for later.
For fruit filling: Peel apples, core and slice them into the pie crust. When crust is about half full of apples, sprinkle a little flour over the apples then sprinkle about an 1/8 to a 1/4 c sugar over that and then sprinkle with apple pie spice. Cut the 1 Tbsp of butter into slices and lay on top of apples. Finish putting sliced apples in pan to fill it a litle above the rim. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/8 to a 1/4 c. sugar and sprinkle some apple pie spice.
For Dutch Topping: Place flour, sugar in a bowl and mix together. Cut in butter with knives or pastry blender until you have coarse crumbs. Put crumbs over the apples.
Bake at 350* for about an hour or until filling is good an bubbly.

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user Kristin Miller Kk723 - Sep 9, 2011
This is how I enjoy apple pie! I had to finally cut down my last apple tree and I so miss making Dutch apple pie....
user Linda Owens HomeSeasonings - Oct 18, 2011
What does apple pie spice consist of?
user Brandie Alonso superbrandie - Nov 18, 2011
Great simple recipe. I just used a little allspice and cinnamon instead of the apple pie spice. Next time I think I will reduce the sugar to the minimum next time so i can eat it easier alamode. It was even better the next day after it had sat all night.
user Brandie Alonso superbrandie - Nov 18, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!

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