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Sugar-Crusted Apple Pie
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2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup cold Land O Lakes® Butter, cut into chunks

1/2 cup shortening

1/4 cup cold water

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg, beaten

1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar or white vinegar


6 cups (4 pounds) tart cooking apples, peeled, cored, sliced 1/4-inch

1 cup sugar

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, cut into pieces

2 tablespoons sugar

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine 2 cups flour and salt in bowl; cut in 1/2 cup butter and shortening with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine cold water, egg and vinegar in bowl. Add egg mixture to flour mixture; mix with fork just until flour is moistened. Divide dough in half; shape each half into a ball; flatten slightly. Wrap each ball of dough in plastic food wrap; refrigerate at least 1 hour.

  3. STEP 3

    Roll out one ball of dough on lightly floured surface into 12-inch circle. Fold into quarters. Place dough into 9-inch glass pie pan; unfold, pressing firmly against bottom and sides. Trim crust to 1/2 inch from edge of pan. Set aside.

  4. STEP 4

    Heat oven to 350°F

  5. STEP 5

    Combine apples, 1 cup sugar, 3 tablespoons flour and cinnamon in large bowl; toss to coat. Spoon apple mixture into prepared crust. Dot apple mixture with 3 tablespoons butter.

  6. STEP 6

    Roll out second ball of dough on lightly floured surface into 12-inch circle. Fold into quarters. Place dough over filling; unfold. Trim, seal and crimp or flute edge. Cut 5 or 6 large slits in top crust. Sprinkle top of crust evenly with 2 tablespoons sugar.

  7. STEP 7

    Cover edge of crust with 2-inch strip aluminum foil. Bake 45 minutes; remove foil. Continue baking 10-20 minutes or until crust is lightly browned and juice begins to bubble through slits in crust. Cool 20-30 minutes before cutting.

Tip #1

Love apple pies? Try our highest rated Blue Ribbon Apple Pie! You can't go wrong with this classic apple pie and butter crust recipe. 

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