Becky Luigart-Stayner; Cindy Barr
10 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

Barmakian and Cohen teamed up to create this traditional pie. They used Cortland apples; we found that Pacific Rose apples also work well.

How to Make It

Step 1

Lightly spoon 2 1/2 cups flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine 2 1/2 cups flour and salt in a large bowl; cut in 6 tablespoons butter and vegetable shortening with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add lemon juice. Sprinkle surface with ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and toss with a fork until moist and crumbly. Shape dough into a ball, and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill 1 hour.

Step 2

Divide dough into 2 equal portions. Gently press each portion into a 1-inch-thick circle on heavy-duty plastic wrap; cover and freeze 10 minutes.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 4

Place apples in a large bowl. Combine sugar, 1/4 cup flour, cinnamon, and allspice in a small bowl. Sprinkle sugar mixture over apples; toss well to coat.

Step 5

Working with 1 dough portion at a time, roll dough into a 12-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Fit dough circle into a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray, allowing dough to extend over the edge. Roll the remaining dough portion into a 10-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Spoon apple mixture into prepared pie plate, and dot with 1 tablespoon butter. Drizzle apple mixture with 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Top with 10-inch dough circle. Press edges of dough together. Fold edges under, and flute. Brush surface of dough with milk. Cut 3 (1-inch) slits in the top of dough to allow steam to escape. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until the apples are tender.

Ratings & Reviews

lizmeyer3's Review

June 15, 2014
I used a store bought crust and golden delicious apples and this pie was delicious! My teen aged sons love it.

McHortonheiser's Review

October 09, 2010
Made this pie with my 14yo daughter last weekend and it was delicious and quite easy to make. The only change was that I used a Pillsbury pie crust. I plan on making it again this weekend for company.

Soccercook's Review

October 21, 2009
This is the best apple pie I've ever made and I've been making pies almost 30 years. I use apples from my trees and my own crust, but the key is the filling ingredients, I don't change those at all.