All American Apple Pie Recipe
This classic American dessert bursts with apple flavor from two different varieties of the fruit, and a sweet, nutty crunch from the streusel topping.
  • Makes: 1 pie
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: Intermediate

  • Nutrition Highlights: Apples are rich in quercetin, an antioxidant to fight Alzheimer’s disease and certain cancers.

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Cinnamon-Pecan Crust

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup pecans, finely ground
  • ½ cup butter-flavor solid vegetable shortening
  • 7-8 tablespoons ice water


  • 2 large Rome Beauty apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ cup cold butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped

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  1. To make crust, whisk together the flour, salt, cinnamon and pecans in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and toss the mixture with a fork. Roll in a circle ¼-inch thick. Line a 10-inch deep-dish pie pan with dough; set aside.
  3. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. To make the filling, toss apples with sugar, flour and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine egg and cream until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Place apples in prepared crust. Gently pour cream mixture over apple mixture.
  6. Bake pie in the lower one-third of oven for 20 minutes.
  7. To make the streusel, combine sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg in the bowl of a food processor. Process until well combined. With processor running, add the cold butter one piece at a time and process until crumbly. Toss in walnuts.
  8. Remove pie from oven and shield crust with foil. Sprinkle prepared streusel over pie. Return to oven, and bake 45 minutes or until pie puffs.


  1. Love a good apple pie! Thanks for sharing at Thursday’s Treasures, I’m featuring you this week!


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