October 25, 2011

Bubba’s Apple Pie

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup butter
½ cup shortening
1 beaten egg

Sift flour into a large bowl and add salt.
Cut-in butter and shortening with a fork until it looks like coarse meal.
Beat egg into measuring cup and add enough water to equal 1 cup.
Add egg mixture into flour slowly until dough just starts to come together.
Divide into two and cover with plastic wrap.  Refrigerate 15 minutes.
Roll out half of dough on floured surface until about 12” round.
Carefully lay dough over pie pan and gentle press into bottom.
Roll out other half of dough until about 12” round.  This will be top crust.

Pie Filling:
6 cups thinly-sliced apples
¾ cup all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup white sugar
½ cup brown sugar

Pre-heat over to 425 degrees.
In large bowl, mix flour, salt, spices and sugars.
Stir in sliced apples, coating evenly.
Pour apple mixture into pastry-lined pie pan.
Evenly dot with butter every few inches.
Lay on top crust and crimp together with bottom crust.
Make 4 or 5 vent slits in top crust.
Bake 40 to 50 minutes, until crust is golden brown.

·         Cold butter works best for cutting into dough flour
·         Use at least two kinds of apples; one tart and firm, one sweet and soft
·         Use fresh-ground spices whenever possible; they have brighter flavors
·         Be sure your apple slices have no core pieces remaining


  1. There you go making me hungry again. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. cut me a piece and pass the forks!!!

  3. When an apple pie is cooking--best smell in the world! I usually make a caramel apple pie this time of year, but living alone, perhaps I should make that a turnover instead.

  4. ....and the Cheese. Don't forget the cheese. But we've been there with that discussion.

  5. Take cover! That thing is about to blow, and I hope it rains down over here!!!! Yummmo!

  6. A work of art, Bubba! Geez, I'm intimidated after my one and only apple pie attempt (it was flat and like shoe leather) 35 years ago. But I'm going to give it a go as soon as it cools down a bit here so I can light the oven. I'll post a picture when I do it. Thanks for sharing your recipe!! xo

    PS: Cheese does NOT go on pies....vanilla ice cream goes on top of pies! LOL!

  7. Oh my gosh--looks so gorgeous & yummy! Thanks for sharing this incredible recipe : )


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