Mom's Apple Pie

mom's apple pie recipe

(Double Crust Apple Pie)

By Elsie Volpe (Holiday on the Net's Mom)

Crust

2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup shortening
5-7 tablespoons COLD water
Mix shortening, salt, flour with a fork until crumbly
Add 5 tablespoons water and mix well, adding more water if too dry

Apple Filling

6-8 tart apples (Macintosh, Granny Smith)
Pare, core and thinly slice
3/4 - 1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/2-1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter (or margarine)
Slice apples
Combine sugar, flour, cinnamon in a bowl.
Add apple slices and mix well.

Take 1/2 of the pastry and roll flat with rolling pin.
Line a 9" or 10" pie plate with the pastry.
Fill with apple mixture.
Dot with butter (or margarine).

Take the remaining pastry dough and roll flat.
Place dough on top of apple pie mix.
Crimp along edges creating a scalloped edging.
Take a knife and cut slits into top pastry for steam to escape.
Bake in a 400 oven for 50 minutes or until crust is brown.
Let cool and serve.

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