How to Bake an Apple Pie

by Daniel Greer


  • 2 ½ Cups Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Sugar
  • ½ Teaspoons Salt
  • ½ Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ½ Cups Vegetable Shortening
  • 8 Teaspoons Butter
  • ½ Cups Boiling Water
  • 1 ½ Cups Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Cinnamon
  • 9 Apples
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Pastry Blender
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Pie Dish
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Combine flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a bowl.

    Step 2

    Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.

    Step 3

    Make a well in center of flour mixture.

    Step 4

    Combine melted butter and boiling water.

    Step 5

    Pour butter mixture into center of well.

    Step 6

    Gently draw flour mixture into butter mixture until moist clumps form.

    Step 7

    Press dough into two 4 inch circles.

    Step 8

    Wrap in plastic wrap and chill in fridge for 30 minutes.

    Step 9

    Combine cinnamon and sugar.

    Step 10

    Quarter, core, peel, and chop apples into slices.

    Step 11

    Stir cinnamon-sugar mixture into sliced apples.

    Step 12

    Coat apple slices evenly, add more cinnamon and sugar as needed to taste.

    Step 13

    Place dough in-between 4 pieces of plastic wrap (2 slightly overlapped pieces on top and on bottom)

    Step 14

    Roll out dough between sheets of plastic wrap.

    Step 15

    Place bottom crust in pie pan.

    Step 16

    Place a few small slices of butter in bottom of pie crust.

    Step 17

    Place apples in lower crust with butter on top of apples.

    Step 18

    Roll out top crust and place on top of pie, pinch around edges, and poke a few holes in the top of the pie.

    Step 19

    Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top of the pie along with a few small slices of butter.

    Step 20

    Bake in a pre-heated oven at 425 degrees for 15 minutes, then reduce temperature to 350 degrees and bake for 50 minutes.

    Step 21

    Let cool slightly then serve with ice cream!