Walker's Blue Ribbon Apple Pie

Total Time
1hr
Prep 0 mins
Cook 1 hr

D Walker has been entering her creations in the Grange Fair Contest for about 40 years. Her secret? At age 71 she has learned "I take patience with it and I only buy the best ingredients." PA Grange Fair 2000 CDT Wens Aug 30th, 2000

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. The apples should be Ida Red or Northern Spy.
  2. Crust:.
  3. Mix flour, salt and shortening until if forms a soft dough then add the vinegar and milk. Mix well. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  4. The Pie:.
  5. Roll out half the dough on a floured surface and lay in plate.
  6. Mix the sugar, cinnamon and flour. Sprinkle a tablespoon of this mix over the bottom of the crust. Add the remainder of the cinnamon sugar mix to the fruit and stir together. Pour into pie shell.
  7. Roll out the top crust and make small slits in it with the handle of a fork to let out steam while baking.
  8. Brush water onto the rim of the bottom crust and lay the top crust over the filled pie shell, pinching the edges of the top and bottom crusts together.
  9. Optional: Sprinkle sugar over top.
  10. Bake at 450°F for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350°F and bake 45 minutes more.
  11. One 10 inch pie.
Most Helpful

There is a reason why it calls for Ida Red or Northern Spy. DO NOT USE OTHER APPLES and expect the blue ribbon pie Walker served up. I hate, absolutely HATE apples but I love Northern Spy. The taste is very different than the run of the mill ones.