Old Fashioned Apple Pie

The classic pie, with a crunchy sugar-coated crust. Bliss!

  • Prep time: 30 minutes
  • Baking time: 80 minutes
  • Makes: 8 Servings
  • Freezing: Excellent
No Fail Pie Crust
2 cups (500 mL) Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour
¾ tsp (4 mL) salt
1 cup (250 mL) All Vegetable Shortening
1 egg
2 tbsp (30 mL) cold water
1 tbsp (15 mL) white vinegar
1 cup (250 mL) SUGAR IN THE RAW® Natural Turbinado Sugar
3 tbsp (45 mL) Robin Hood Original All Purpose Flour
1 tsp (5 mL) cinnamon
7 cups (1.75 L) (approximately 6-7 apples), peeled and thinly sliced (Spy, Honey Crisp, Golden Delicious, Royal Gala)
1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
1 egg, beaten
3 tbsp (45 mL) SUGAR IN THE RAW Natural Turbinado Sugar
1Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
2CRISCO NO FAIL PIE CRUST: Combine flour and salt in a large mixing bowl. Cut room temperature shortening into flour with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture is blended and shortening resembles pea-sized pieces. Beat egg, water and vinegar together. Pour all liquid evenly over flour mixture. Stir with fork until all of the mixture is moistened. Divide dough in half and shape each half into a ball. Flatten each into a 4” (10 cm) circle. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 15 minutes for easier rolling.
3Roll one half of the dough on a floured surface into a circle 2” (5 cm) wider than a 9” (23cm) pie plate. Transfer into a pie plate. Trim pastry at edges of plate. Roll out remaining dough and set aside.
4FILLING: Combine sugar, flour and cinnamon in a large bowl. Add apples, tossing lightly to coat fruit with sugar mixture.
5Fill the pastry-lined pie plate with fruit mixture. Dot with butter. Top with remaining pastry. Seal and flute edges. Cut slits on top of pastry.
6TOPPING: Brush top of pie with beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar.
7Place the pie on a foil-lined baking sheet.
8Bake in preheated oven, on bottom rack, for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°F (180°C) and bake for 60-70 minutes or until pastry is golden and fruit is tender. Cool on wire cooling rack for at least 2 hours before serving.
1 Use any combination of the above suggested firmer apples. If you like a more applesauce consistency, use Cortland and Empire.
2 If you are not serving the pie the same day, cover with foil and refrigerate