Best Apple Pie Recipe

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Best Apple Pie Recipe

Filling for Apple Pie

  • 10 -12 tart green apples
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Peel, core, and thinly slice the apples and place in a pot over low heat. Mix the cinnamon, sugar and cornstarch in a bowl. Sprinkle the mixture over the apples and stirwell.

Cover the apples and cook on low heat until they cook down, about 30 minutes. Stir often. Let cool before pouring into pie crust.

Homemade Pie Crust:

  • 9 inch pie plate
  • 2 1/4 cups twice sifted white flour
  • 2/3 cup shortening, cooled in refrigerator
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 7 - 8 tablespoons of ice water


In a bowl, sift 2 1/4 cups of flour (that was sifted twice), salt and shortening. Cut shortening into flour with a pastry blender until it looks like little pebbles.

Add 3 tablespoons of ice water to the mixture. Stir and mix with a fork. Continue adding 1 tablespoon of water at a time and mix until all the flour is moistened.

The dough should be moist enough to stick together but not real sticky. Press dough into a ball with your hands.

Do not handle the dough too much.

Cut the dough in half and put one half of it in a bowl and cover with a damp moist paper towel.

Roll out the bottom dough and place in a 9 inch pie plate.

Add the cooked apple filling and dot with 2 tablespoons butter.

Roll out the top crust and fold into quarters. Make six slits in the top crust and place over the apple pie.

Trim excess dough from the edges. Fold the top crust under the bottom and seal. Flute the edge of the pie.

Cover the edge of the pie with strips of foil. Place pie on a cookie sheet in a 425 degree preheated over for 50 minutes. Remove the foil strips after the first 30 minutes.

For variety you can add fresh or frozen blueberries to the apple mixture right before pouring the apples into the pie crust.

My best apple pie recipe is delicious served warm with vanilla ice cream. 

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Made your apple pie recipe yesterday. Absolutely the best!! And no gap! Your spice mixture was just right.

I have the apple/corer/peeler and it made perfect slices in no time. Thank you so much for your wonderful step by step instructions and for the video. Much appreciated. Lucky me! :)

-B.A. from 

Hi! I just wanted to say that your tortilla recipe/video is pretty much the greatest thing ever! I'm a college student, so it's a really great/cheap thing to make. They're especially good with butter, honey, and brown sugar.

I just have to make sure my family doesn't find out I stopped using the family tortilla recipe! Ha! Thanks again!

-C.M. from 
Queens, New York

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I had actually given up on making Spanish rice! No one, or no recipe, until YOURS, ever said to actually BROWN the rice so much.! I think thats the taste difference!

Thank YOU so much.  I followed your recipe exactly,..and it is absolutely wonderful!

-Martha MacDonald from 
Karlovac Croatia

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I have made your enchilada sauce a few times now.  We all love it and have managed to find pinto beans at our central markets. Good Job. Well done.

-Wendy Sachse from 
Adelaide Australia

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-Erin from Santa Barbara, California

THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! I stumbled upon your website today as I searched the web for flour tortilla recipes. I made these just after viewing your video, and five of us devoured them.

SO DELICIOUS. And easy to make! I am most grateful to you for this simple, tasty recipe. Your video was a useful tutorial.

I've not attempted to make tortillas prior to making yours, though we often eat tortillas. We're vegetarians, so I was looking for a recipe which used canola oil instead of lard. You delivered. Merci.

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-Terri M from Florida Keys
Where good Mexican food is hard to find.

Just made your enchilada sauce recipe and that's what I've been looking for. I like the fact it has a little heat but not too much so my kids will eat it. Thank you for posting the recipe. i am turning leftover turkey into turkey enchiladas tonight but the star is really the sauce. Thanks again.

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