Perfect Apple Pie

Perfect Apple Pie

"Says Judy Oudekerk of St. Michael, Minnesota, 'This is one of the best apple pies I've ever tasted.'"
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1 h 20 m servings
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  1. In a bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in shortening. Gradually add cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing lightly with a fork until dough forms a ball. Chill for 30 minutes. On a floured surface, roll half of dough into 10-in. circle. Place into a 9-in. pie pan.
  2. In a bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg; add to apples and toss. Pour into crust; dot with butter. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie; cut slits in top. Place over filling; seal and flute edges. Beat egg yolk and water; brush over pastry. Bake at 425 degrees F for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F; bake 40-45 minutes more or until crust is golden and filling is bubbly.

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I didn't actually try this recipe, I just wanted the address the apple question of another review...I bake 10-12 apple pies a year and always use the same apple mixture: 2 large Granny Smith, 2 ...

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My review is for the pie only as I chose to make a different crust. The pie was good, but not special. It called for more apples than I'm generally accustomed to using, so I found it took quite ...

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I didn't actually try this recipe, I just wanted the address the apple question of another review...I bake 10-12 apple pies a year and always use the same apple mixture: 2 large Granny Smith, 2 ...

I am giving this 4 stars because the first time I made it I followed the recipe to a "t" and it only turned out OK, but it had the potential to be much better. I love making my own crust, I us...

Two attempts at this and still trying. Both times I followed the recipe to a T and both times, it turned out beautiful. The only problem is I have not been happy with the taste of the apples. I ...

Although I'm giving this recipe a 5 star rating I have to say that it is based on the filling only. I was pressed for time so I ended using a ready to use crust. It is excellent though. I use...

It is absolutely amazing how simple yet delicious this recipe is. What takes time is slicing the apples and it is worth it! The only thing I did different was to use 1/2cup white sugar and 1/2 ...

Excellent recipe! The only changes I made were to use one of those all ready rolled out pie crusts, I used a mix of granny smith and honey crisp apples,and when I egg washed the top crust, I spr...

Very delicious! It was my first time making apple pie and this proved to be an easy recipe to follow. Only thing is that the directions say to add salt to the filling, but salt isn't mentioned i...

Easy and delicious, this recipe is great! I did have to tweak the amount of water for the crust, 4 tablespoons was not enough. I ended up using 8 and it was perfect. This was my first time ma...

I use McIntosh or a combination of McIntosh & Cortlands as my family and I prefer a softer apple filling that holds together (I NEVER use Granny Smiths). I pre-cook my apple slices, tossed with...

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