Granny’s Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

If you’re looking for the best apple pie recipe that you’ll ever eat, you’ve come to the right place.  This recipe comes straight from my Granny’s recipe box and stands the test of time.  It’s not surprising that apple pie is an American tradition.  You rarely find someone who doesn’t like it, so it’s a safe bet that granny’s old-fashioned apple pie will be a popular item.

granny's old-fashioned apple pie

You might think that old-fashioned apple pie is hard to make and tedious.  You might have visions of the woman stumbling out of the kitchen with tussled hair and flour all over her face and hands (and arms and clothes).  That’s not the case.

The hardest part of this entire recipe is peeling the apples!

granny's old fashioned apple pie

We have apple trees out back, and at one time a good majority of our property was orchards.  It’s not surprising, then, that I love to cook with apples.  That’s what I live for every summer and fall.  We use McIntosh apples, but you can also use any good baking apple, such as Cortland or Golden Delicious.

granny's old-fashioned apple pie
If you want an easier option, buy a 9-inch deep-dish pie crust.  I admit that I often do this, and everyone still loves it!  I find that the pastry is more difficult to work with, though.

If you want to go all-out on granny’s old-fashioned apple pie, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Homemade Pie Crust (optional)
2/3 cup, plus 2 tbsp shortening or butter
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
4-5 tbsp cold water

  • Cut shortening into flour and salt until particles are the size of small peas.  Sprinkle with water, 1 tbsp at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened and pastry almost cleans side of bowl.
  • Gather pastry into two balls; shape into flattened rounds on lightly floured cloth-covered board.  Roll pastry t inches larger than inverted pie plate with rolling-pin that has been sprinkled with flour.  
  • Fold pastry into quarters; unfold first and ease into plate, pressing firmly against bottom and side.  Trim overhanging edge from rim of plate.  Repeat with other pastry to top and seal edges.

The directions for making the pie (whether you make your own pastry crust or buy one) is below.

 

Granny's Old-Fashioned Apple Pie
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Granny's Old-Fashioned Apple Pie
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Servings Prep Time
1 pie 20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: pie
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 425 F.
  2. Peel and core apples. Thinly slice.
    granny's old-fashioned apple pie
  3. Mix sugar, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt.
    granny's old-fashioned apple pie
  4. Stir in apples.
    granny's old-fashioned apple pie
  5. Turn into pastry-lined pie-plate; dot with margarine or butter.
  6. Cover with top crust that has slits cut in it. Seal edges.
  7. Cover edge with 3-inch strip of aluminum foil. Remove foil during last 15 minutes of baking. Bake until crust is brown and juice begins to bubble through slits in crust, about 40-50 minutes.
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