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Homemade Apple Pie

Homemade Apple Pie
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Author: Ruthie A Knudsen


  • Apple Pie Filling:
  • 6 cups thinly sliced tart apples approx 4
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pie Crust:
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • cup shortening
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 6 tablespoon water cold
  • Egg White Wash:
  • 2 egg whites + 1 tablespoon water


  • Apple Pie Filling:
  • Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and toss to combine; set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Pie Crust:
  • In a mixing bowl combine flour and salt; mix.
  • Cut in shortening with pastry cutter or 2 knives.
  • Add egg and vinegar; cut in until pea sized.
  • Sprinkle cold water over dough 2 tablespoons at a time, cutting in with each addition.
  • Will form into soft dough.
  • Work dough as little as possible.
  • Lightly sprinkle flour on counter top, roll out ¼ of dough to approx 12 inch circle, lay into 9 or 10 inch pie pan, and trim edges with knife.
  • Fill pie with desired filling.
  • Flute edge, using pastry brush lightly brush egg white wash over crusts edge.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes until lightly browned.
  • yields: 4 crusts
  • For decorative edge, use small leaf cookie cutter to cut out dough and place on edge of dough, using a dab of egg whites with finger on the back of each leaf to secure. Brush with egg whites and bake as directed.
  • To weave the top crust of pie; cut 1 inch wide slices out of rolled out crust. Lay them vertically with 1 inch space between each strip on the top of pie. Starting in opposite direction with the same spacing weave each slice under and over the vertical pieces to achieve woven look. Brush with egg whites and bake as directed.