Saturday, August 13, 2011

Old Fashioned Apple Pie

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup shortening, chilled
4-8 tablespoons ice water
Grandma Chester's Apple Pie Filling:
7 apples, peeled and sliced (I used 4 Gala and 3 Granny Smith)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
whipped cream or ice cream, to serve

Prepare pie dough in advance. In a large bowl mix together flour and salt. Cut in shortening using a pastry blender or two knives until the size of small peas. Sprinkle over 4 tablespoons of ice water and use a fork to blend it in. Gradually add 2 to 4 more tablespoons of ice water until dough comes together. Form into 2 discs, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill 30 minutes.

1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. In a large bowl, mix together sliced apples, lemon juice, sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Set aside.
3. Roll out bottom pie crust and place in pie dish. Pour in apple filling. Dot apples with butter and sprinkle over brown sugar.
4. Roll out top pie crust and place over apples, seal edges, and cut vents. Place pie dish onto baking sheet.
5. Bake pie 45-60 minutes until golden brown and apples are tender. Serve warm with cream & enjoy!

Makes one 9" double crust pie.

I can't take all the credit for this yummy pie, my Mom did most of the hard work!  :D


  1. Awesome!
    Thanks for sharing, you make my day!

  2. This looks Awesome! Really homemade and rustic! This is my favorite pie! I have to try it soon!