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.