Recipe courtesy of Tama Hiles

Apple Pie

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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1 cup shortening

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups flour

1/2 cup cold water


6 to 8 large peeled and sliced apples

1/2 cup brown sugar, may need more depending on the sweetness of the apples

2 tablespoons cinnamon

1/2 cup water

1 tablespoon cornstarch, may need more depending on juiciness of apples

Milk, to help browning


  1. For the Pastry: Mix shortening, salt and flour, add water mix well.
  2. In a saucepan, mix apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon; cook at low heat until tender. Mix cornstarch and water and add to apples to thicken.
  3. Put into pastry lined pie plate. Add pastry to top. Bake in a 350 degree F oven until brown. Before completely baked, brush with milk.