American Pie Council

Smokey Mountain Apple Pie

Smokey Mountain Apple Pie
2012 Professional Apple
CRUST
1/2 cup ground pecans
1 1/2 cups flour
1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup Crisco
4 Tbsp water
Cut Crisco into flour, salt, sugar, and nuts. Mix in water and form dough into a ball. Chill dough for at least 4 hours. Roll out dough and place in 10-inch deep dish pie plate. Chill crust while you prepare apples.
FILLING
7 large Braeburn apples
1/4 cup apple juice
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Peel, core, and slice apples, and then mix with juice, sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon. Place in pie crust.
TOPPING
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup ground pecans
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp butter flavored Crisco
Mix topping ingredients until crumbly and top pie. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Lower heat to 325 degrees and bake for 1 hour or until apples are tender. Cover with foil if pie browns too quickly.