A favorite among my family and friends. The apples go great with the shortbread crust. Very easy and delicious! Serve with whipped cream.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C.)

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  • Sift four, 1/2 cup sugar and salt into a large bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Fold in egg yolks (mixture will be crumbly). Remove 1/4 of mixture, and set aside. Press remainder onto bottom and sides an 8 inch tart shell or pie pan.

  • In a large bowl, combine apples, brown sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Place apples into crust, and sprinkle reserved crumb mixture evenly over top.

  • Place pie on a baking sheet, and bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue baking 20 minutes, or until top is golden brown and filling is bubbling.

Nutrition Facts

389.4 calories; protein 4.4g 9% DV; carbohydrates 52.9g 17% DV; fat 18.7g 29% DV; cholesterol 97mg 32% DV; sodium 201.3mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2004
This was very good! The only thing was the crust was a little too thick for the unmassive filling. If I were to make it again I would probably double the filling since the shortbread over powered its taste. Also I would cover the edges with tinfoil because the shortbread browns easily Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2003
When we first tasted this pie we rated it as delicious and definately a keeper. By the time we had the second piece the crumb crust had turned to "mush". Did anyone else have this trouble? Also the apples were a bit too firm. Perhaps cook them a bit first? Read More
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51 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2004
This was very good! The only thing was the crust was a little too thick for the unmassive filling. If I were to make it again I would probably double the filling since the shortbread over powered its taste. Also I would cover the edges with tinfoil because the shortbread browns easily Read More
(43)
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2003
Super easy and delicious! A great alternative to traditional apple pies. I added 1/4 cup more brown sugar and changed spices to 3/4 t cinnamon and 1/4 t nutmeg. Took it to work and my co-workers went crazy!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2005
This was very easy to make. A little too much crust. The golden del. apples didn't have too much taste too sweet. I prefer a jonathan or macintosh. I made it the night before using it and the crust got soggy. I may try pre-baking the crust a bit before adding the apples next time. I served it with the cinnamon ice cream recipe from this site and everybody raved about both dishes. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2003
When we first tasted this pie we rated it as delicious and definately a keeper. By the time we had the second piece the crumb crust had turned to "mush". Did anyone else have this trouble? Also the apples were a bit too firm. Perhaps cook them a bit first? Read More
(27)
Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2009
Very Good!! my daugahter liked it. I just add 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon becuase I like it a lot. The shortbread mix needs at least 2 tablespoon more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2003
WONDERFUL!!! This could also be called "Peach Shortbread Pie". I made this recipe with about 2 pounds of peaches in a round stoneware pan. I added one-fourth cup more brown sugar and it was superb. My daughter said "why make pie when you can make this"! We all loved it. I baked it for 50 minutes uncovered. This is definately a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2003
This is a great pie! It went over well with my family. We also liked it because it is not very sugary. I will recommend this one to my friends. -Geri Culwell Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2003
I fixed this for hubby's potluck to go with the Irish chicken & dumplings recipe here on allrecipes and I have to say I had a hard time letting it go out the door! The shortbread is fantastic and the golden delicious apples are a nice change from my usual granny smiths. Wonderful flavor and aroma all though the apples were really juicy and the pie was a bit watery. Maybe tossing the apples with a bit of flour along with the brown sugar/cinnamon/nutmeg combo would help? Highly recommend for a very simple apple pie without the hassle of rolling out dough! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2003
Very very good! I would make this again in an instant. I just happened to have all the ingredients so I threw it together as easy as--well easier than--pie! Read More
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