The incredible American classic, Deep Dish Apple Pie is a treat throughout the year. Filled with spicy, sweet and flaky goodness, each bite is a pleasure unto itself. Perfect with ice cream or warm cheddar cheese and a fine glass of Port.
Deep Dish Apple Pie

Deep Dish Apple Pie
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
Flaky Pastry:
  • 1 1/4 Cups flour; plus more
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 Cup shortening
  • 1/4 Cup ice water
  • 5 tart apples such as Granny Smith; peeled, and thinly sliced (about 6 Cups)
  • 3 Tablespoons butter; melted
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 Cup raisins
  • butter; for greasing pan
  • 2 Tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 egg
  • vanilla ice cream; for serving
  • whipped cream; for serving
  • Caramel Sauce
For the Flaky Pastry:
  1. Combine flour and salt in mixing bowl. Cut in shortening with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle water over surface, 1 tablespoon at a time, and mix with fork until dough holds together.
  2. Shape gently into ball on floured surface, then flatten to 1 inch thick circle, evening up rough edges. Roll out dough with lightly floured rolling pin into about 12 inch diameter circle.
To Assemble:
  1. Toss apple slices with melted butter. Mix sugar with orange zest. Layer apple slices, then raisins, then sugar in greased 9-inch pie pan. Sprinkle top with orange juice. Cover with Flaky Pastry, crimping edges of dough to pan. Beat egg then brush top of crust. Cut steam vents in top.
  2. Bake at 450 degrees 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake until crust is golden and shiny, at least 35 minutes. Serve warm.
  1. Accompany each slice of pie with a scoop of ice cream, or whipped cream, or top with Caramel Sauce. May also be served with a wedge of cheddar cheese and a glass of fine port.
This recipe yields 1 pie of approximately 8 servings.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 slice Calories: 378 Fat: 14 g Carbohydrates: 63 g Sugar: 201 mg Fiber: 0.75 g Protein: 3 g Cholesterol: 43 mg

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