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Golden Apple Pie

 Golden Apple Pie
Meet the Cook: Pies are the dessert I like best to prepare. This one's the favorite for family get-togethers, and it has been awarded blue ribbons at a couple of local fairs. My husband's a cattleman. We're the parents of six and grandparents of nine. -Theresa Brazil, Petaluma, California
6-8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + cooling Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 6 cups sliced peeled Golden Delicious apples
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons apple juice, divided
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • CRUST:
  • 2-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold butter
  • 6 to 8 tablespoons ice water

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine apples, 3/4 cup apple juice, sugar,
  • cinnamon and apple pie spice; bring to a boil over medium heat,
  • stirring occasionally. Combine cornstarch and remaining apple juice;
  • add to saucepan. Return to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook and
  • stir 1 minute more or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in
  • vanilla. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.
  • For crust, combine flour and salt; cut in the butter until mixture is
  • crumbly. Gradually add water, 1 tablespoon at a time; tossing with a
  • fork until dough can be formed into a ball. Divide in half, making
  • one half slightly larger. On a lightly floured surface, roll out

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Golden Apple Pie (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • larger portion.
  • Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom pastry; trim even with edge of
  • plate. Add filling. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie;
  • place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in top.
  • Bake at 400° for 40-45 minutes or until crust is golden brown and
  • apples are tender. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 484 calories, 23 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 61 mg cholesterol, 528 mg sodium, 66 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.