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Washington State Apple Pie

This pie won Grand Champion in the Apple Pie category at the 1992 Okanogan County Fair. The pie looks traditional, but making your own filling gives it a different flair and great taste. —Dolores Scholz, Tonasket, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 cups sliced peeled tart apples (about 5 to 6 medium)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dough for double-crust pie

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine apples, water and lemon juice; cook over medium-low heat just until apples are tender. Remove from the heat and cool (do not drain).
  • Preheat oven to 450°. In a large bowl, combine sugars, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt; add apples and toss to coat. On a lightly floured surface, roll one half of dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim even with rim. Add apple mixture. Roll remaining dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle. Place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edge. Cut slits in top.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce oven setting to 350°; bake until golden brown, 35-45 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack.
Editor's Note
Combine 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour and 1/2 tsp. salt; cut in 1 cup cold butter until crumbly. Gradually add 1/3 to 2/3 cup ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Divide dough in half. Shape each into a disk; wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 496 calories, 23g fat (14g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 351mg sodium, 69g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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