Kentucky Apple Festival Apple Pie

"I adopted this recipe during the Recipezaar abandoned account recipe adoption. This is a delicious pie with an easy, no fuss crust. The crust is tender and flaky at the same time and the flavor is just the perfect amount of sweetness! Try it and you'll see why it is a Festival winning apple pie! 10/12/04, Edited: cooking time/temperature"
 
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins
Ingredients:
10
Serves:
6
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ingredients

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directions

  • Crust: Mix shortening, 1/3 cup butter and flour.
  • Add boiling water, salt and baking powder.
  • Mix well.
  • Separate into 2 balls; place between 2 pieces of wax paper; roll.
  • Filling: Peel, core and slice apples.
  • Lightly mix cinnamon and sugar with the apples.
  • Heap into pastry lined pie pan and dot with 1 1/2 tablespoons butter.
  • Cover with topping crust; slit to allow steam to escape.
  • Bake at 425°F for 15 minutes then reduce temperature to 350° and continue baking 45-60 minutes.

Questions & Replies

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  1. bhavna d.
    What are the best apples for pie? Is it okay if I use gala apples?
     
  2. Kathleen K.
    Where is my recipe box?
     
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Reviews

  1. Lisa Sorrell
    This is a yummy recipe! I added just a dash of flour to the apple mixture, to keep apple juices a little thicker. I also found the cooking temp to be a little too high. My crust was very dark brown after only about 15 minutes. I reduced the temp to about 350 and it cooked nicely.
     
  2. Laura Ludovici
    This is the best apple pie I have ever made (and I have been baking apple pies for 25 years!). The crust is outstanding, absolutely delicious when made with real butter. Only change I made is that I used golden delicious apples, which I had, instead of the granny smith. Highly recommended.
     
  3. Libby Sproat
    I also added a bit of cloves and nutmeg to the apple mixture, just because I like those spices, and it tasted great. I also brushed egg over the top of the crust before I cooked it to give it an old-fashioned dark and shiny look. Tasted very yummy, especially with vanilla ice cream.
     
  4. Mountain Gal
    After making many creative apple pies my husband asked if I could make an old fashioned basic apple pie. This was the delicious recipe I used. The apples came out crisp and the pie was delicious. I did reduce the amount of sugar as I mixed pears and apples into the pie since both fruits were falling off the tree. The crust came out well and was easy to make. Highly recommend.
     
  5. ellie_
    Delicious pie recipe. My ds and I had fun making this pie. The directions were excellent and easy for both of us to follow together, however I followed one of the other reviewers suggestions of lowering the oven temp. to 350 after 15 minutes--cooking the pie for a total of 60 minutes.
     
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Tweaks

  1. Patricia F.
    I add 1/4 tsp nutmeg gives it a fuller flavor
     
  2. patandfinn
    Beautiful pie. I added 2 TBS of tapioca instead of flour, to thicken. Works great
     
  3. dogsandwoods
    This recipe turned out great! I did, however, substitute spelt flour for all of the flour and would not recommend that anyone else do the same. The crust was VERY easy to roll! I even used the same crust recipe to make cinnamon rolls (roll it thin, butter, sprinkle cinnamon and sugar, roll, slit, bake)and know that it would have been better with at least half wheat flour. I will use this crust recipe again and again...with wheat flour!
     
  4. jakpak 353708
    I made the pie over the weekend and it was very good. I made a few changes: I used store bought pie crust because I was in a rush; I used granny smith and golden delicious apples for the different flavors; I used apple pie spice instead of just the cinnamon and about 1/2 cup of sugar. It turned out delicious and very flavorful. I also baked it for an hour on 350 and did not start it out on 425 because my oven gets very hot and I was afaid the crust would get too brown. I was glad I did because the crust turned out just the right color and my husband said it looked like a picture of the perfect apple pie!!! I was pleased. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
     

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