Lattice-crust Apple Pie

Recipe by Tisy Adams
READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • Preparing the crust:
  • In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt.
  • Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut butter and shortening into flour mixture until coarse crumbs form.
  • Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with a fork until a dough forms.
  • Divide dough in half; shape each half into a disk.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap; chill for 1 hour.
  • Making the filling:
  • Place oven rack in lowest position.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine apples, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Assembling the pie:
  • On a lightly floured surface, using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll half of dough into an 11-inch circle.
  • Fit into a 9-inch pie pan.
  • Spoon filling into pan.
  • Dot with butter pieces.
  • Roll remaining dough into a 10-inch circle.
  • Cut into 1/2 inch strips.
  • To form a lattice crust, arrange 2 dough strips in a cross pattern in center of pie.
  • Ends of strips should overlap edges of bottom crust.
  • Alternately weave strips into a lattice pattern until filling is covered.
  • Brush crust with egg.
  • Bake until crust is golden and filling is bubbly, about 40 minutes.