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Yankee Spy Apple Pie

By Dan Beck of Flint, MI


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup ICE cold water


  • 6 large Michigan Northern Spy apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup Pioneer Sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup flour

Crust Directions:

Cut shortening into flour and salt, until particles are the size of small peas. Sprinkle with water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until flour is moistened and pastry cleans sides of bowl. Add additional water if necessary. Divide dough in half. Roll to size.

Heat oven to 350F.

Filling Directions:

Combine ingredients and add to pie shell. Top with dough and crimp sides. Moisten top of pie and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake at 350F for 1 1/4 hours. Cover with pie shield after 15 minutes.

Yankee Spy Apple Pie

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