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Brown Sugar Apple Pie

Prep Time:45 min
Cook Time:1 hrs
Yield:8 servings


  • CRUST:
  • 2 cups Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 stick well-chilled Crisco® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 3/4 cup well-chilled Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 4 to 8 tablespoons ice water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 7 cups peeled, cored, sliced Granny Smith apples (about 2 1/3 pounds or 6 medium)
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon milk (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sugar (optional)


  1. 1.
    For Crust, BLEND flour and salt in large bowl. Cut shortening into flour mixture using pastry blender or fork. Stir in just enough water with fork until dough holds together. Shape into 2 (1/2-inch thick) disks. Wrap in plastic wrap. Chill 30 minutes or up to 2 days.

  2. 2.
    ROLL dough for bottom crust on lightly floured surface into an 11-inch circle. Transfer to 9-inch pie plate. Trim dough even with edge of pie plate.

  3. 3.
    HEAT oven to 350°F. Combine sugar, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon in large bowl. Add apple slices; toss to coat. Place apple mixture in unbaked pie crust. Dot filling with butter.

  4. 4.
    ROLL out dough for top crust. Cover pie with top crust, trimming dough to 1/2-inch beyond edge. Fold edge of top crust under edge of bottom crust. Press to seal. Flute edges, as desired. Cut several small slits in top crust to vent steam. Brush top lightly with milk and sprinkle with coarse sugar, if desired.

  5. 5.
    BAKE 1 hour or until filling is bubbly and crust is golden brown. Cool completely on wire rack.


Serving Size (1 slice, 1/8 of pie), Calories 520 (Calories from Fat 270), Total Fat 30g (Saturated Fat 12g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 30mg, Sodium 380mg, Total Carbohydrate 61g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 31g), Protein 4g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 8%, Vitamin C 6%, Calcium 2%, Iron 10%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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All good I love pies, and apple pie is my favorite. Of all the recipes I have tried for apple pie, this one turned out the best. April 3, 2013
Amazingly delicious This pie is amazingly delicious. Probably the best apple pie I have ever made, and I've made many. It was so easy to prepare. The only thing I did different was I used my own pie crust recipe. This is the only apple pie recipe I will be using from now on. Thanks for sharing it! November 15, 2012
The Best Apple Pie I love this recipe. I also use two kinds of apples and a small amount of nutmeg with the cinnamon. It comes out perfect everytime if you let it cool completely before cutting the first slice. And the crust...well you cant go wrong with Crisco. Its been around for years and it will be around for many more years to come (I hope)! I have made this several times and I have one in the oven right now. Thanks Crisco. August 27, 2012
This is a great recpie! I like the basic recipe and very easy to make if you make pies, I used two kinds of apples granny smith and glad I hope you all know what kind I mean their red and a little green. well the pies I made were a hit everyone loved them I will make this recipe for all my apple pies from now on thank you for the recipe... December 2, 2011
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