Dora Mae’s Pie Crust and Apple Pie


apple pie

“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” –Abraham Lincoln

This is Grandmother Elaine Smith’s recipe.  Dora Mae is her sister:

Pie Crust

  • 2 1/2 cups flour (sift before measuring)
  • 1 cup Crisco
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup ice cold water

Sift flour, add salt, sift into large bowl.  Make hole in center of flour.  Place shortening in hole.  Cut into flour & shortening with pastry blender.  Add water and mix with fork into a ball.

  • 5 apples (or more)
  • 3/4 cup sugar (or more depending on size of apples)
  • 2 TBSP four
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • Juice of one lemon

Layer apples with sugar, spice flour mixture.  Add lemon juice.

Brush top with canned milk.  You may sprinkle a little sugar over that.  Bake at 425 for 10 mins and then 325 for 45 minutes.


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