Recipe: Cinnamon Apple Pie

I’d writ­ten this recipe about 5 years ago and posted it online in a cou­ple loca­tions. I promptly for­got about it and lost my hard copy. Then, about three weeks ago, I received an email from one of those online loca­tions not­ing that a few some­ones had ‘favor­ited’ my recipe. Lo and behold — I recov­ered my all time favorite dessert.

1 Crust
2 cupsall-purpose flour
1 tea­spoon­salt
1 table­spoon­Sugar
6 table­spoons­But­ter
6 table­spoon­sshort­en­ing
6 table­spoon­sice water
1/2 tea­spoon­Nut­meg
1/2 tea­spoonCin­na­mon
1 Filling
4 large­Crisp Apples; Peeled
1 cup­Sugar
2 table­spoons­Flour
1/2 tea­spoonCin­na­mon
1/4 tea­spoon­Salt
1 table­spoon­Cider Vinegar
1 table­spoon­Le­mon Juice
1/2 cup­Brown Sugar

Cin­na­mon Sugar Apple Pie Preparation

First Step: Mix­ing the Pie Crust Ingredients

Warm the but­ter in the microwave until it is soft, but not melted.

Mix in a large bowl:

2 cups all-purpose flour

I tea­spoon salt

1 table­spoon sugar

Then cut in using the dough blender:

6 table­spoons butter

6 table­spoons shortening

6 to 8 table­spoons ice water

1/2 tea­spoon Nutmeg

1/2 tea­spoon Cinnamon


Wrap Pie Crust Dough

Sec­ond Step: Chill the Pie Dough

Wrap your pie crust in plas­tic wrap. Then place in refrig­er­a­tor for 20 or more min­utes, while you make the pie filling.

First Step: Slice Apples

Peel and slice your apples.

Soak them in water with a table­spoon of lemon juice. This will pre­vent the first apple cut from.


Apple Coat­ing for Pie

Sec­ond Step: Mix Filling

Mix in large mix­ing bowl:

1 cup sugar

2 table­spoons flour

1/2 tea­spoon cinnamon

1/4 tea­spoon salt

1 table­spoon vinegar


Apples and mixture

Third Step: Mix Apples

Now, drain the water off of the apples and mix them with the spices.

All Fin­ished!


Now that you have fin­ished the fill­ing, it is time to assem­ble your pie.

First Step: Cut

Now that your pie crust has had plenty of time to cool, divide it into two, equal halves.


Rolling Pie Crust

Sec­ond Step: Rolling Pie Crust

Roll one of the balls of pie crust out until it is around 1/8th of an inch thick.


Crust in Pie Pan

Third Step: Putting Crust in Pie Pan

Once you have rolled out the dough, wrap it around the rolling pin and unroll it onto your pie pan.

Once you have shaped it to fit the inside of the pan, take a fork and poke holes in the bot­tom of the crust. This will let the steam out as the pie bakes.


Fill­ing pie with apples

Four Step: Fill­ing Apple Pie

Dump all of the apples in the pie. Place about 4 chunks of but­ter and four spoons of brown sugar on top of apple fill­ing. This will give the fill­ing rich flavor.


Cover Fill­ing With Crust

Fifth Step: Putting Top Pie Crust On Pie

Ok, we’re almost done!

Roll out the remain­ing pie dough and place it on top.


Edge of Crust

Six Step: Form­ing Edge of Pie Crust

Cre­ate a pat­tern around the edge of the pie by using the back of a knife.


Apple Pie

Let’s bake Our Apple Pie!

hint: Pok­ing holes in the top of a pie usu­ally keeps it from over­flow­ing, but I find that this pie does bet­ter with­out them

First Step: Bak­ing Apple Pie

Cut long strips of tin­foil and place them around the edge of the pie.

This will pre­vent the crust’s edge from burn­ing while it bakes. You will want to take the tin­foil off about ten min­utes before the pie is done. This way, the apple pie will have a golden brown edge.

Bake your pie at 400 degrees for 50–60 minutes.


Apple Pie

Sec­ond Step: Brush With Egg White

For a glossy effect, brush a small por­tion of egg white on top of the crust when you remove the tin­foil. Sprin­kle a small amount of Cin­na­mon Sugar over the top of the egg white for a sweet, sug­ary kick to your pie.



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