Tested till perfect Family Favourite Apple Pie

Family Favourite Apple Pie

Reid likes to give his mom a hand with the baking. They can enjoy this recipe — frequently requested by our readers — both in the kitchen and at the table. If you like, top with whipped cream and cinnamon.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: March 2002

Recipe5 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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  • Portion size 6 to 8


  • 8 cups 8cupspeeled, cored and sliced appleapples, (about 2-1/2 lb/1.25 kg)
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cuplightly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupraisinraisins or dried cranberries, optional
  • 1 tbsp 1tbsplemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspcinnamon
  • Perfect Pastry
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In large bowl, toss together apples, brown sugar, raisins (if using), lemon juice and cinnamon; set aside.

On lightly floured surface, roll out half of the pastry and fit into 9-inch (23 cm) pie plate. Spoon in filling; dot with butter. Brush pastry edge with water. Roll out remaining pastry and fit over top; trim and flute edge. Cut 4 slashes in top for steam vents; brush with some of the milk.

Roll out pastry scraps; using 1-inch (2.5 cm) cookie cutter, cut out shapes (such as apples). Place on pastry; brush shapes with remaining milk. Sprinkle with sugar.

Bake in bottom third of 425°F (220°C) oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°F (180°C); bake for 45 to 60 minutes longer or until apples are tender.

Nutritional Information Per each of 8 servings: about

cal 527 pro 6g total fat 27g sat. fat 12g
carb 67g fibre 4g chol 62mg sodium 433mg

% RDI:

calcium 3 iron 17 vit A 14 vit C 7
folate 25
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