Crust Preparation: Using 2 pastry blenders, blend the butter, shortening, flours, salt and powdered sugar. Whisk the liquids in a 2-cup measure and pour over dry ingredients. Incorporate all the ingredients without overworking the dough. Toss the additional flour on top and scrape sides of bowl. Chill if time permits. Divide dough into 2 pieces. Roll out dough for the bottom crust. Place in a pie dish and refrigerate while working on filling.
Filling Preparation: Mix all ingredients except butter and pour into chilled pie crust. Dot with butter. Brush edges of crust with egg wash.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Assembly: Roll out top crust and press in decorative vents and slits before covering pie or make a lattice crust. Crimp edges and place a pie bird in the center. Brush with egg wash and garnish with large granule sugar. Bake for 15 minutes. Decrease temperature to 375 degrees F and bake for an additional 45 to 50 minutes.
This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. It has not been tested for home use.
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