Rating: 4.5 stars
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

My mom has been making these since I was a kid, and they are the hit of every family get-together, from my brothers and sisters all the way down to the grandchildren; it is even spreading to my in-laws. Enjoy this family-favorite.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Crust:
Filling:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Whisk 2 cups flour and salt together in a bowl. Cut shortening into flour mixture using a pastry blender or a fork until crumbly.

  • Whisk water, eggs, and lemon juice together in a separate bowl; stir into flour mixture until dough forms a ball. Split dough into halves; roll each half into about a 9x13-inch rectangle. Press 1 rectangle into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  • Place apple slices in a large bowl; add sugar, 3 tablespoons flour, and cinnamon. Toss apples to coat; spread over crust. Cover apple filling with remaining crust, piecing together any scraps to cover any holes. Cut several slits into top crust for ventilation while cooking.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges are browned and crisp, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Cool to room temperature before cutting into squares, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

296 calories; protein 3.6g; carbohydrates 43.8g; fat 12.6g; cholesterol 31mg; sodium 109.9mg. Full Nutrition
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