American Apple Pie

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr

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American Baking

By Patricia Lousada

Published 1986

  • About

Basic recipe: American Shortcrust Pastry or Shortcrust Pastry

American apple pies have both a bottom and top crust and are baked in a fairly deep dish, so there is plenty of room for lots of apples. Because there are two crusts the pastry is rolled very thinly and it is usually made with a blend of butter and lard. It is sometimes served à la mode — with vanilla ice cream — or with a small wedge of Cheddar