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Grandmom Price , USA November 2007

Grandmom Price shows how to make a pie crust and bake an Apple Pie

Directions for pie crust
Mix the flour salt and shortening using a pastry cutter, when mixed put in freezer to chill.  When chilled remove from freezer, make a well in the centre of the mixture and add iced water.  Stir until the pastry makes ball.  Roll out half mixture at a time to make thin crust.

Directions for Filling
Partially peel and chop apples.  Sprinkle over the sugar, starch, nutmeg and lemon juice.  Mix and then spread evenly over pastry base dotting with butter.

Cover with upper crust, trimming pastry to leave a one inch overhang. Create slits in the pastry to enable the steam to escape and brush with sugar and milk mixture.  Before placing in oven put a foil ring over the pie to protect the edges from burning.  Cook for 45mins at 400° F, remove foil ring 15mins before cooking is finished.

    Serves 4

  • 6 large apples, partially peeled
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp corn starch 
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tbsp butter

  • For the pastry
  • 2 Cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup of Crisco shortening (for flakier crust)
  • half a cup ice water
  • 1 tsp sugar (For brushing)
  • 1 tbs milk (For brushing)


cooking instruction July 31, 2008

This article gets a big thank you from me. I appreciate this kind of information.

Keith Burd March 18, 2010

Had two slices this evening. ummm ummm good.

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