“To celebrate my 100th recipe post on my website I decided to add my apple pie recipe that I won a $300 prize for in 2008 at my church fair! I use several apple pie recipes that I like, all for different reasons! I will eventually post them in here. And I make them all! But this one is special to me. Simple basic ingredients to this apple pie, but I think it is mostly the technique that is a winner. Pies are my favorite thing to make, and eat!
For this one, I use Green Granny Smith apples or Rhode Island Greening apples only. You will see other apple pie recipes of mine using other kinds of apples for various reasons.
For this particular apple pie I slice the apples extra thin using a processor slicer rather than cutting the apples into chunks. Slice the apples FIRST, then measure the 8 cups. Because of doing it this way, you will need about 11 apples, which is more than most 9-inch pie recipes.
This apple pie has less sugar than most recipes because I like to really taste more of the apple than the sugar. Another thing I do a little differently is brush the top of the pie with egg white and sugar during the latter part of the baking rather than at the beginning. And… I do have a preference for Vietnamese cinnamon. And … I don’t use lemon juice either in this one because the green apples are tart enough and I use less sugar in the filling.
There is nothing as American as apple pie, and I think we all enjoy the many different ways it can be made! I make it this way very often.
This is one of my favorite crusts! And favorite pies! Enjoy!”
2 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
1 cup vegetable shortening
3 tablespoons water
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
8 cups peeled and sliced green apples
2 tablespoons butter
1 egg white, beaten
1 tablespoon granulated sugar, to sprinkle
1/2 tablespoon coarse white sugar, to sprinkle, optional
1. Preheat oven to 425º.
2. CRUST: In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt, and sugar together.
3.With a pastry blender, cut in the shortening until it resembles the size of peas.
4. In a small bowl, mix together the egg and water and add this to the flour mixture, mixing just until a dough forms.
5. Divide the dough into 2 balls.
6. On a well-floured board, roll out one ball to fit into a 9-inch pie plate, leaving a half-inch overhang on the edge.
7. Set aside.
8. FILLING: In a large bowl mix together the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt.
9. Add the apples to the mixture, and coat well.
10. Pour the apple mixture into the pie shell.
11. Place small pieces of butter all over the top of the pie filling.
12. Roll out the second dough ball a little larger than the first, and place it on top of the pie filling. Leave a half-inch overhang and cut away the excess to use for the decorative leaves, etc. on top of the pie.
13. Fold the top rim of dough under the bottom edge, pressing the dough together.
14. Flute the edges of the pie.
15. Add any decorative leaves, etc. on top of the pie by coating one side of the decoration with water, then placing it wet side down on the top crust.
16. Use a pie shield around edges of the pie.
17. Bake for 30 minutes.
18. Remove the pie from the oven and remove the pie shield.
19. Brush the top of the pie crust and the fluted edge with egg white and then sprinkle that with the sugar. Replace the pie shield if the edges are too brown. Cover the top loosely with aluminum foil if the top of the pie is brown enough.
20. Bake the pie 15-20 minutes more, or until you see the filling start to bubble through the slits.
21. Cool the pie completely on a wire rack.
22. Store the pie covered in the refrigerator.
Angie’s Prize-Winning Old Fashioned Apple Pie
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving: 1 slice
Calories from Fat: 248
* % Daily Value *
* Total Fat 28g 43%
* Saturated Fat 8g 41%
* Cholesterol 25mg 8%
* Sodium 365mg 15%
* Total Carbohydrates 58g 19%
* Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
* Protein 4g 8%
* Sugars 21g
* Vitamin A 3%
* Vitamin C 4%
* Calcium 0%
* Iron 7%
* * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.