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What's more American
than Mom and Apple Pie?

Why Mom's Apple Pie of course!
And we've got the recipe!

Mom's Apple Pie

(Double Crust Apple Pie)

By Elsie Volpe


  • 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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