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Cousin Jim's Amazing Apple Pie

Cousin Jim's Amazing Apple Pie created by bamboosmom

This is the best apple pie I have EVER had. This is one of those pies where everything just blends together on the palate beautifully and makes your mouth want more. I was not an apple pie fan until I tasted this! It is better than ANY bakery, restaurant, or grocery store bought (duh) apple pie I've tried. OH - and by the way, it is worth the effort to roll out the dough...Mmm, Mmm! You can use this light, flaky dough with TONS of other fruit pies.

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  • PREPARE THE APPLES: Peel, Core, and slice apples thinly, and place in a large bowl.
  • Cover apples with sugars, flour, vanilla, and spices, and Mix well with apples; Set aside.
  • At this point, PREHEAT OVEN to 350°.
  • PREPARE THE DOUGH: Mix Salt, Flour, and Shortening in mixer- then add ice cold water.
  • Remove dough, divide in half, and roll out one half using flour to keep from sticking- Reserve the other half for top crust.
  • Line 9 inch pie pan with half dough; Allow 1/4 inch extra dough to stick out- you'll pinch it with the top crust later.
  • Put apple mixture into crust-lined pan.
  • Roll out top crust and cover apples.
  • FINISH THE PIE: Gently Pinch bottom and top crusts together, and Flute edges of dough (make it pretty).
  • Poke several fork holes in top crust, and Dot crust with butter and Sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake at 350° for 65-70 minutes.
  • Allow to cool 20 minutes before serving plain or with vanilla bean ice cream, cool whip, or whipped cream; This also warms up great in the microwave.
  • And, by all means, ENJOY!
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"This is the best apple pie I have EVER had. This is one of those pies where everything just blends together on the palate beautifully and makes your mouth want more. I was not an apple pie fan until I tasted this! It is better than ANY bakery, restaurant, or grocery store bought (duh) apple pie I've tried. OH - and by the way, it is worth the effort to roll out the dough...Mmm, Mmm! You can use this light, flaky dough with TONS of other fruit pies."
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  1. bamboosmom
    Cousin Jim's Amazing Apple Pie Created by bamboosmom
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  2. Jen in Victoria
    I do not know what went wrong, as I followed the directions exactly as written. The pie looked beautiful but the filling did not set. There was liquid going up halfway to the top of the pie plate. So disappointed!
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  3. Chef Gustival
    This pie is excellent! I omitted the 1/2 cup of white sugar as I was using apples that are a sweeter than Granny Smith's. I also upped the amount of cinnamon by about 1/2 tsp and omitted the cloves as that is how I prefer my pie. The crust turns out great! I have never had a lot of success with pie crusts but I did this in the food processor (for the first time ever) and it turned out wonderfully light and flaky. My mother and son both love it as well. From now on this is going to be THE recipe I use for pastry and apple pie.
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  4. lamyouse99
    This was my first time ever making a pie, on Christmas Eve no less, so needless to say I was scared to death that I'd mess it up! Turned out to be the BEST apple pie I've ever had, and my frinds and family were amazed! Thank you so much!
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  5. My Sweeties Sweethe
    This is the only recipe I use for a great apple pie. The only change I make is adding some lemon zest in the apple mixture.
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