Ultimate apple pie

Linda Goodall

By
@Mizgoodie

I have been making this pie for family and friends for years and they swear it is the best apple pie they have ever had!


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Serves:

6 depending on the slices

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Ingredients

PIE DOUGH

3 c
all purpose flour
1 c
shortening
1/4 c
butter, cold
1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 c
cold water

APPLE FILLING

2 qt
canned apples or 6-8 nice firm apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 c
water
pinch
salt
1 - 1 1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1 Tbsp
vanilla extract
3/4 c
light brown sugar, firmly packed
2 Tbsp
butter
1 Tbsp
all purpose flour

TOPPING

1 Tbsp
melted butter
1 Tbsp
vanilla
1 Tbsp
whipping cream
1/2 c
powered sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
For pie crust - stir together salt and flour. Cut in butter and shortening until crumbly, the size of small peas. Stir in just enough water until moistened. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate while working with the apples.
2
I can so I generally have canned apples on hand. If not, peel, core and slice apples thin, (1/8 inch). Add to deep pot and add water to cover the bottom, cover and simmer until just soft. Stir in butter and let melt. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla, 3/4 to 1 cup brown sugar, pinch of salt and 1 tablespoon all purpose flour. Stir well.
3
Remove dough from refrigerator, separate and roll out bottom crust, leaving edges hanging over. Pour in apple pie filling. Roll out top crust and place over apple filling. Crimp edges and with sharp knife and trim. Pinch top edges between finger and thumb repeatedly until sealed. Put 2-3 slits in the top of the pie to let air and steam escape. Bake until golden brown, about an hour at 350 degrees.
4
Mix melted butter, vanilla and whipping cream. Stir in enough powered sugar to make a thin glaze. Brush over warm apple pie.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Hashtag: #apples