A Touch Orange Apple Pie
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A Touch of Orange Apple Pie

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Makes: 8 servings


  • Pie Crust

  • 2 cups 500 mL Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour
  • ¾ tsp 4 mL salt
  • 1 cup 250 mL

    All-Vegetable Shortening

    Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp 30 mL cold water
  • 1 tbsp 15 mL white vinegar
  • Filling

  • ¾ cup 175 mL granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp 15 mL cornstarch
  • 1 tsp 5 mL cinnamon
  • ½ tsp 2 mL grated orange zest
  • 1/8 tsp 0.5 mL salt
  • 1/8 tsp 0.5 mL ground nutmeg
  • 7 cups 1.75 mL peeled and sliced Granny Smith apples, about 2 lb (1 kg) or 7 medium
  • 2 tbsp 30 mL butter
  • Topping

  • 2 tbsp 30 mL milk
  • 2 tbsp 30 mL sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Pastry: Combine flour and salt in large mixing bowl. Cut room temperature shortening into flour with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture is uniform and shortening resembles large peas. Beat egg, water and vinegar together. Pour all liquid evenly over flour mixture. Stir with fork until all of the mixture is moistened.  Divide dough in half and shape each into a ball. Flatten each into a circle about 4” (10 cm). Wrap and chill 15 minutes for easier rolling.
  3. Roll half the dough on a lightly floured surface into a circle 1” (2.5 cm) wider than 9” (23cm) pie plate. Transfer into pie plate. Trim pastry at edges of plate. Roll out remaining dough and set aside.
  4. Filling: Combine sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, orange zest, salt and nutmeg in a small bowl. Place apples in unbaked pie crust. Sprinkle sugar mixture over apples. Dot with butter.
  5. Top with remaining pastry. Seal and flute edges. Cut slits on top of pastry.
  6. Bake in preheated oven, on bottom rack for 35 to 40 minutes. Remove pie from oven. Brush with milk. Sprinkle with sugar. Cover edge of pie with foil, if necessary, to prevent overbrowning. Bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes, or until apples are tender, filling in center is bubbly, and crust is golden brown. Cool on wire cooling rack.