Illinois Apple Pie

Recipe by Dine Dish




  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • For crust,combine flour and salt in mixing bowl.
  • Cut in shortening with pastry blender or 2 knifes until mixture is uniform.
  • Add water; toss lightly with a fork until dough forms a ball.
  • Divide dough into 2 parts.
  • On lightly floured surface,roll bottom crust into circle 1/8" thick and about 1 1/2" larger than inverted 9" pie plate.
  • Gently, ease dough into pie plate,being careful not to stretch dough.
  • Trim edge even with pie plate.
  • For apple filling:Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl.
  • Stir until mixed well.
  • Spoon into unbaked pie shell.
  • Use remaining half of dough to roll top crust,as instructed for bottom crust.
  • Lift onto filled pie.
  • Trim 1/2" beyond edge of pie plate.
  • Fold top edge under bottom crust;flute as desired.
  • Cut slits or design in top crust to allow steam to escape.
  • Brush top crust with milk;sprinkle with white sugar.
  • Bake at 450 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to 350 degrees; bake an additional 25 to 30 minutes or until crust in golden brown.
  • Cool and serve .