A Recipe from Pillsbury’s Bake Off Cook Book prize winning recipes from the 21st Bake Off (1970)
About the Recipe
If you’re a fan of apple pie, but prefer something a little more savory than the traditional (or really want to impress some friends) than this is the apple pie recipe for you! One bite of this tender pie and you understand why Mrs. Anne Atkinson of Canton, OH won the runner up prize for it.
As good as the pie on the whole is, as always a great pie is driven by a great crust, and this one is really good. The added egg gives a little bit more structure and crunch to the pie overall. It would work well for a quiche or tart as well.
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About the book
As we turn the page into a new decade, the contest becomes more exciting. The forward expresses a rigorous testing and is by the Editor this time around. Also of note – Bob Barker hosted the rewards luncheon pre-Price-Is-Right days!
2 cups flour
1 T sugar
1 t salt
2/3 cup solid shortening
1/4 cup cold water
2 T butter or margarine if desired
1-2 cups (1-2 medium) sliced cooking apples
1 cup (8.5 oz can) drained, crushed pineapple
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup (1 small stalk) chopped celery
1/3 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped nuts
2 T flour
Prepare filling; set aside. (No need to sift flour; measure by lightly spooning into cup and leveling off.)
In large mixing bowl, combine flour with sugar and salt. Cut in shortening until crumbly. Combine water with egg; add to flour mixture, stirring lightly with fork until dough holds together. Divide dough in half. Roll out 1/2 of dough on floured surface to a circle 1″ larger than inverted 9-inch pie pan. Fit loosely into pan.
Pour filling into unbaked bottom crust. If desired, dot with butter. Roll out remaining dough for top crust; cut slits for steam to escape. Place top crust over Filling. Fold top crust under bottom crust. Seal; flute edge.
Bake at 400*F for 30-35 minutes until light golden brown. Serve warm or cold.
In large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well.