American Apple Pie

Serves: 0
Total Calories: 4,808


2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup vegetable shortening (solid & cold)
5 to 7 tablespoons water cold
* See note below.
6 to 8 apples tart, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
3/4 to 1 cups sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon ground
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg ground
1/4 teaspoon cloves ground
dash salt
2 tablespoons butter or margarine


* Stir flour and salt together, cut in shortening with pastry blender, fingers, fork or food processor until pieces are size of small peas. Sprinkle with water, a tablespoon at a time, and toss with fork (if using food processor, follow manufacturer's instructions) until all ingredients are moistened. Press together and divide into 2 balls. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or more. Roll each ball on lightly floured surface to 1/8 -inch thickness. Line a 10-inch pie pan with 1/2 the pastry. Filling: Prepare apples. Combine sugar, flour, spices and salt. Sprinkle over apples and toss together. Fill pastry-lined pie pan with apple mixture, doming slightly in the middle. Dot with butter or margarine and adjust top crust, cutting slits for steam to escape. Seal and flute edges. Sprinkle top with sugar. Bake at 400° until done, about 50 minutes.

Nutritional Facts:

Total Calories: 4,808
Calories from Fat: 1,373

This American Apple Pie recipe is from the Current Calendars Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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