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Potluck Apple Pie

Ingredients

Crust

Filling

Topping

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup flour and water until smooth; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine salt and remaining flour; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Add reserved flour mixture; knead gently until dough forms a ball.
  4. Press dough into the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan.
  5. Spread 1/4 cup syrup over crust.
  6. Arrange apples over syrup.
  7. Combine sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, vanilla and remaining syrup; drizzle over apples.
  8. For topping, combine flour and sugar in a bowl; cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  9. Stir in pecans.
  10. Sprinkle over filling.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour or until apples are tender.

Yield: 18-24 servings

Editors note: Pastry can be easily pressed into pan by placing a large sheet of plastic wrap on top of the dough.

Source: Taste of Home June/July 1998

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