Apple Pie


  • 1 double recipe of pastry (2cups flour + 1 cup Crisco + 4 Tbsp water)
  • 8 cups peeled, sliced apples (we prefer Mutsu, Idared, Jonagold or Empire, but if you don’t have these varieties, we usually mix at least 3 varieties of apples)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice (for very sweet apples)


  • Mix together and pour into 10" pie crust.
  • Top with pastry with vents, and sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top.
  • Bake at 450F for 15 minutes, then turn oven down to 350 F for 35 minutes.
  • Cool and serve with ice cream or cheese (Apple pie without cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze!)

Note: This makes a very high pie with a thick filling, and that’s how our family likes it!

Recipe courtesy of the The Fruit Wagon, Doug and Leslie Balsille

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