Golden Apple Pie Recipe
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Golden Apple Pie Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + cooling Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + cooling Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6-8 servings

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 all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold butter
  • 6 to 8 tablespoons ice water

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.

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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 larger portion.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
Originally published as Golden Apple Pie in Country Woman July/August 1995, p29

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.

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Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

"This crust recipe is very off. The fat in it should be about half that or less. I am experienced and fixed it some, but we had to way overwork the dough to fix it.the filling was fine."

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Reviewed Jan. 27, 2014

"Very good pie. I was afraid it would be watery but came out perfect."

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Reviewed Dec. 21, 2013

"Made this for the fourth time today. It was perfect! The only change I made was I sprinkled a cinnamon-sugar blend on top before baking. This is one of my "go to" recipes!"

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Reviewed Oct. 15, 2013

"This pie is the best!! So easy and SO tasty.. Thank you for sharing with us."

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Reviewed Sep. 29, 2013

"I have never made a pie before and this was so incredibly easy and delicious! I needed to use up a bag of apples I had that's when I came across your recipe! I am going to make this for my thanksgiving this year! Its going to be a new fall tradition! I cheated on the crust because I was in a bit of a time crunch so I used store bought. I don't know what type of apples I used but they tasted like candy! Wonderful job!"

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