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Best Apple Pie Ever!

Best Apple Pie Ever!

I’m a big fan of Fake It Thanksgiving Day recipes.

But here’s one that there is no replacement for….the best apple pie recipe ever!!! Bonus it comes out looking B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!


Things have been pretty busy lately. Even so I’m determined to use all the yummy apples we picked for my favorite holiday dessert recipe.

The recipe calls to make your own crust which is EPIC. If you can’t, it’s just as scrumptious with the store bought kids.

I hope you enjoy it as well!


Pie Crust


  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening1

  • 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup cold water


  1. Mix shortening, flour, and salt together with a fork or a pastry blender until very crumbly

  2. Add as much water as needed to hold together, and mix lightly with a fork

  3. Roll gently on a floured pastry cloth to about an inch larger than pie plate

  4. Fold carefully in half, lift to pie plate, and unfold

  5. Press into pan

  6. For a single-crust pie, trim with a small knife to about 1/2 inch beyond rim

  7. Fold up, and pinch so edge of pie is raised from rim


Best Apple Pie Ever!


  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1/2 cup white sugar

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

  • 8 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.

  2. Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice work crust. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.

  3. Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.


Serve it up with these cute mini ice cream cones from Trader Joe’s for Apple Pie a-la-mode!


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