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Apple Pie

Written By: Shantel Whitford

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 45 - 50 minutes


  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 2 cups flour (plus 1/4 cup for dusting)
  • 5 Tbsp cold water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 - 7 cups thinly sliced and peeled apples
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg


In a mixing bowl, measure 2 cups of flour with ¼ tsp salt. Add ¾ cup of shortening and use a fork to mix it all together, blending the shortening with the flour until it is about pea-sized chunks. Add the 5 Tbsp cold water and mix until it forms a ball. Let it sit.

In a new bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients until well combined.

Take half of the pie crust dough out of the bowl, dust your counter with some flour and use a rolling pin to roll out the pie crust. Place pie crust in an 8-9 inch pie plate. Add the apple filling. Roll out the other half of the pie crust dough. For a lattice crust, use a pizza cutter to slice long strips and arrange on top of pie. For a solid crust place on top once it is rolled out. If using a solid crust, slice a few cuts for steam to escape while pie is baking.

Bake pie at 375 for 45-50 min or until the apple filling is bubbling.

We love apples and what better fall dessert is there than a homemade apple pie? Did you know there are 2,500 varieties of apples grown in the US? Did you know that Washington alone produces 6 out of every 10 apples consumed in the US! It seems like the perfect fruit to make into a sweet treat. There are many varieties of apple pie. You can choose a tart apple like a granny smith or a sweet golden delicious. My personal favorite apple is a Honeycrisp. They are sweet and keep a little bite even after they have been baked in a pie.


About The Author

My name is Shantel Whitford, and I am a proud member of the Kalispel Tribe and professional chef. I am excited to share with you recipes and healthy ways to prepare food from the market to feed your families. I have been cooking since I was three, when my grandmothers had me up at the stove helping. They inspired my passion for food, and I am looking forward to helping ignite your creativity when it comes to feeding your family.

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