Apple Pie III

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This is the 1999 American Pie Council's National Pie Championship first place winner in the Apple Pie Category. Transparent apples are a type of green apple, and are not always readily available. In that case, Granny Smith apples may be used for all six apples.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 to 9 - inch pie pan

Ingredients

  • 3 transparent apples - peeled, cored and sliced

  • 3 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and sliced

  • cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • cup shortening

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • ¼ cup cold water

  • 1 tablespoon half-and-half

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

Directions

  1. Place apple slices into a large bowl. In a small bowl, mix together 1/4 cup flour, 1/3 cup sugar, and cinnamon, and then sprinkle over apples. Cover, and let sit overnight in refrigerator.

  2. When you are ready to make the pie, begin by making the pastry. In a large bowl, mix together 2 cups flour and salt. Cut in the shortening and 2 tablespoons butter until the mixture is the consistency of cornmeal. Make a well in the center of the mixture, and add cold water. Stir together to form a ball. Let rest 20 minutes.

  3. Roll out dough, and place in pie pan. Spread apple mixture into the pastry lined pan, and dot with 1 tablespoon butter. Cover with top crust, and seal the edges. Cut a few slits in the top to allow steam to escape. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush half-and-half over the top crust. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sugar.

  4. Bake in a preheated 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 10 minutes. Turn oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue cooking for 30 to 40 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

408 Calories
22g Fat
50g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 408
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 324mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 5mg 24%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 153mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.