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4th Of July Apple Pie


2 cups white flour
1 teaspoon salt
⅔ cup shortening
5 teaspoons ice-cold water
8 apples, pared and cored
2 teaspoons white flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons butter


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Mix together the flour, salt and shortening until crumbly. Add the water and mix well.

Thinly slice the apples.

In a medium-sized bowl, combine the flour, sugar and cinnamon; add the apple slices and mix well.

Take ½ of the pastry and roll flat; place pastry in a 9” pie plate. Fill with the apple mixture and dot with butter.

Take the remaining pastry dough and roll flat. Place pastry on top of pie; crimp along the edges to seal.

Take a knife and cut slits into top of pastry to allow steam to escape. Bake for about 50 minutes or until crust is golden.

Let cool and serve pie with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream.

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