Filling

Combine sliced apples, brown sugar, water, lemon juice and raisins in large saucepan. Cover and cook over medium heat about 5 minutes or until apples are just tender. In a small bowl, mix flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves together until well combined. Add to apple mixture and cook, stirring constantly until syrup thickens, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and butter until butter is melted.

Crust

In food processor, combine flours and salt. Add shortening pieces and pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; set aside. In a small bowl, beat egg and vinegar together with 1 tablespoon water; add to flour mixture and combine with a fork, adding water as needed 1 tablespoon at a time, just until dough comes together. Do not over mix. Shape into ball; wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour or overnight.

Strudel Topping

In small bowl, combine sugar and flour together; mix well. With a fork, mix in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle vanilla over all and toss gently to combine. Do not over mix. Set aside.

To Assemble

Preheat oven to 425°F. Roll out dough to 12-inch round. Fit into 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. Flute edges. Spoon filing into prepared crust. Sprinkle Topping evenly over pie. Bake 40 to 45 minutes at 425°F or until crust is golden brown. Remove from oven and cool.

Notes:
For best results, use 2 Granny Smith, 2 Golden Delicious and 2 Red Delicious apples.

Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening preferred.

Ingredients

Filling

  • 5 Cups sliced apples (about 6*)
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 Cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 11/2 Cups California raisins
  • 1/4 Cup flour
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 Tablespoons butter

Procedure

Crust

  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup cake flour
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Cup butter flavor all-vegetable shortening*, frozen and cut into small pieces
  • 1 small egg, beaten
  • 1/2 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons cold water
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 1/2 Cup cake flour
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 Teaspoon vanilla

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 560 (Calories from Fat 33%); Total Fat 21 ( Saturated Fat 8; Trans Fat 1.5; ); Cholesterol 40; Sodium 390; Potassium 426; Total Carbohydrate 93; Dietary Fiber 5; Sugars 64; Protein 5; Calcium 56; Iron 3;

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