German Apple Pie

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READY IN: 1hr 25mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a medium sized bowl, combine flour and salt.
  • Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs, using a pastry blender.
  • Sprinkle in vanilla; cut in with pastry blender.
  • Sprinkle dough with water, 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing until pastry holds together.
  • Roll pie dough out to fit in a 9" pan. I roll between two pieces of waxed paper to decrease the sticking and increase ease of handling.
  • Remove 1 piece of waxed paper.
  • Place crust in pan, remove remaining waxed paper ,trim and flute edges as desired.
  • For the filling, combine the sugar, flour and cinnamon. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of sugar mixture on the crust.
  • Place 3 cups of apples in the pie pan.
  • Sprinkle with half the remaining sugar mixture.
  • Top with remaining apples.
  • To this, sprinkle remaining sugar mixture.
  • Pour cream over the pie.
  • Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes then reduce the heat to 350 degrees and continue baking for 50-55 minutes.
  • Note: Some of the sugar may look like it did not melt/blend into the pie. This is normal and happens to me almost every time. It does not affect the overall taste.
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