Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

Depending on the apples you choose, the amount of sugar needed for the filling will vary. Granny Smiths are more tart than Golden Delicious. If using Granny Smiths, add 1/4 cup more sugar.

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Makes: 8  servings Prep 25 mins  plus chilling Bake 1 hr  425/375 degree F


  • 2 1/4 cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2 cup  cold butter, cut up
  • 4 tablespoons  vegetable shortening
  • 1 tablespoon  fresh lemon juice
  • 4 - 6 tablespoons  ice water
  • 1/2 cup  sugar
  • 3 tablespoons  flour
  • 1 teaspoon  cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon  ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon  salt
  • 3 pounds  apples (Granny Smith and/or Golden Delicious), peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 1 tablespoon  fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons  butter, cut up


1. Make pastry. Combine flour and salt in a medium bowl. Gradually add the butter and shortening, tossing gently until all the pieces are coated with flour. With a fork, cut in butter and shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the lemon juice to 2 tablespoons ice water, then add to pastry, tossing vigorously until mixture just begins to hold together. (Add more water, a tablespoon at a time, if necessary.) On a smooth surface, shape pastry into 2 balls, one slightly larger than the other. Flatten into 2 thick disks. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour or overnight.

2. Adjust oven rack to lowest position. Heat oven to 425 degree F.

3. Make filling. Combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl. Add apples and lemon juice, toss well to coat. Set aside.

4. On a waxed paper-lined work surface, roll the larger pastry disk with a floured rolling pin into a 13-inch circle. Fit the pastry into a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. Turn the apple mixture into the pie shell. Dot with butter. Trim the pastry leaving a 1-inch overhang. Roll the remaining pastry disk into an 11-inch circle. Cut out a small circle in the center with a small sharp knife. Lay pastry over apples. Trim edge, turn under and crimp. Place pie on a baking sheet, and bake 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 degree F and bake until apples are tender, about 45 to 50 minutes more. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 8
  • cal.(kcal)460,
  • Fat, total(g)22,
  • chol.(mg)39,
  • sat. fat(g)11,
  • carb.(g)65,
  • fiber(g)4,
  • pro.(g)5,
  • sodium(mg)329,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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