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.


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.

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

Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening preferred.



  • 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



  • 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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