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Potluck Apple Pie

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Bake: 1 hour


18-24 servings

In charge of dessert for a fund-raising dinner at our church, I experimented and came up with this scrumptious pie made in a jelly roll pan. It fed a group and got rave reviews. With flavorful apples and maple syrup, it gives a true taste of the Northeast. -Alma Lynne Gravel, Trappe, Pennsylvania


  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup, divided
  • 3 pounds tart apples (8 to 9 medium), peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup flour and water until smooth; set aside. In a large bowl, combine salt and remaining flour; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add reserved flour mixture; knead gently until dough forms a ball.
  2. Press dough onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  3. Spread 1/4 cup syrup over crust. Arrange apples over syrup. Combine the sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, vanilla and remaining syrup; drizzle over apples.
  4. For topping, combine flour and sugar in a bowl; cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in pecans. Sprinkle over filling. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until apples are tender.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 307 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 48mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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