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German Apple Pie Recipe
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German Apple Pie Recipe

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I live in a big apple-producing state, so I think this recipe represents our region well. I tasted this pie many years ago when my children's babysitter made it. I asked for the recipe and have made it many times since.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons ice water
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 6 cups sliced peeled tart apples
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Whipped cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 459 calories, 24 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 160 mg sodium, 59 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in the shortening until crumbly. Add vanilla. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Roll out pastry to fit a 9-in. pie plate. Transfer pastry to pie plate. Trim pastry to 1/2 in. beyond edge of pie plate; flute edges.
  2. For filling, combine the sugar, flour and cinnamon; sprinkle 3 tablespoons into crust. Layer with half of the apples; sprinkle with half of the remaining sugar mixture. Repeat layers. Pour cream over all.
  3. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350° bake for 55-60 minutes or until apples are tender. Cool on a wire rack. Store in the refrigerator. Serve with whipped cream if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as German Apple Pie in Country August/September 1994, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 459 calories, 24 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 160 mg sodium, 59 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 8, 2013

great taste

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Reviewed Apr. 19, 2013

This is the easiest apple pie I have ever made, fabulous each time, very moist. Never fail recipe

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Reviewed Jan. 27, 2013

Creamy and delicious! I was a little unsure about this but it is my husband's favorite apple pie now!

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Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

This pie was creamy and very tasty. Don't fill too full or it will bubble over and cream will burn on edges of crust.

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Reviewed Nov. 21, 2011

Pie is very good took it to a block party and it was a hit. It is now my favorite apple pie recipe.

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