Topless Apple Pie

Recipe by Oenophilly
READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
YIELD: 12 slices




  • Prepare Pastry:
  • Stir together salt and flour in bowl. Add butter/shortening with blender until mixture is coarse. Add water one tbsp at a time, stirring in between. Shape the pastry into a disk, cover it with plastic wrap, and chill until firm (about 1 hr).
  • After Chilled, roll pastry onto lightly floured surface with a rolling pin until it makes a circle about 11 inches wide. Transfer to a 9-in pie plate. Squash it down to make it fit, and trim and crimp the edges.
  • Prepare Pie Filling:
  • Combine sugars, flour, lemon rind, lemon juice, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Thoroughly toss the mixture with the apple slices, ensuring that all of the slices are well coated.
  • Prepare Topping:.
  • Combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and ginger in a small bowl. Cut in butter until the mixture is crumbly. Stir in walnuts.
  • Prepare Pie:.
  • Spread applesauce over bottom of the pie shell, then add the coated apple slices. They should make about three layers. Spoon the topping over the apples.
  • Bake pie at 400 for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350, cover pie loosely with tin foil, and bake for another 45 to 55 minutes.