This award-winning Apple Pie recipe is a Deluxe apple pie that has the perfect balance of tart to sweet with green apples and lemon zest in the filling. But the butter and whipped cream make it extra rich and creamy!
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Spray a 9"inch pie plate with non stick spray and place pie shell inside. Trim edges to fit if using homemade pastry.
Core and peel apples then slice thinly. Combine sugars, flour, cinnamon, then mix with apples. Spread apples mixture into unbaked pastry shell.
Cut butter with pastry cutter or knife. Or grate from frozen (as I do). *You can also grate refrigerated butter, but it's a little messier.
Dot apple mixture with butter and sprinkle with lemon zest.
Dab mixture with whipped cream dollops.
Then cover with top crust, sealing carefully by running water around the rim, then adding crust and using fork to mark and seal.
Make 3 rows of slits (triangles) to allow steam to escape. 3 in outside rows and 2 in the middle.
Brush on cream, milk or whipping cream and sprinkle granulated sugar. * I used whipped cream in this photo
Bake in a hot oven 450 degrees f/232 degrees Cfor 10 minutes then reduce heat to 350 degrees F / 176 degrees C and continue baking for 20 to 30 minutes or until apples are cooked (fork can easily go through)
Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream with cinnamon sprinkles or whatever you desire.
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📋 Award-winning Apple Pie Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 450Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.