• Preparation Time 20 minutes, plus 15 minutes refrigeration
  • Baking Time 65 minutes
  • Makes 10 to 12 servings
  • Freezing Not Recommended

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Ingredients

  • Crust
  • 2 cups Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 cup Crisco® All Vegetable Shortening, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • Filling
  • 4 apples,  peeled, cored and thickly sliced
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp grated lemon zest
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tbsp coarse sugar
  • Add Cranberries as optional garnish

Serving Size: 10 to 12 servings

Directions

Serving Size: 10 to 12 servings

  • Crust: Combine flour and salt in a large mixing bowl. Cut shortening into flour with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Beat, in a small bowl, egg, water and vinegar together to blend. Pour liquid mixture over flour mixture. Stir with fork until moistened. On a piece of plastic wrap, flatten into a circle about 8” (20cm) Wrap and chill dough 15 minutes for easier rolling.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Filling: Combine apples, brown sugar, lemon zest and cinnamon together in a medium bowl.
  • Roll, on a lightly floured surface, refrigerated dough, into a 16” (40 cm) circle. Don’t worry if it comes out a different shape! Transfer pastry to prepared baking sheet.
  • In middle pastry, pile apples and other fruit in a 9” (23 cm) circle. Fold pastry up over apples, leaving a hole in the centre. Apples will show in the middle.
  • Brush pastry with beaten egg and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 375°F (190°C) and continue to bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until crust is golden and apples are tender. Serve warm or room temperature, tastes delicious with ice cream.

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