2003 Spring Ledge Farm Apple Pie Contest

Apple Pie Contest 2003 Spring Ledge Farm

By Greg Published: October 8, 2012

  • Yield: 1 pie

Winning Entry - Nancy Smith



  1. For Crust: In a large bowl or the bowl of a food processor, combine flour, salt and sugar.
  2. Cut the lard and butter into the flour until it resembles coarse meal. Add the cream gradually and mix until the dough comes together and forms a ball.
  3. Lightly knead the dough until smooth and refrigerate, well wrapped, until needed, at least 30 minutes. Makes one 9 inch pie shell.
  4. For Filling: Mix together sugars, add a bit of flour, maybe a couple of tablespoons. set aside. Peel apples and slice making a layer with half the apples.
  5. Sprinkle brown sugar over apples sprinkle a little cinnamon, do another layer of apples, sprinkle with a little more brown sugar, cinnamon and dot with butter.
  6. Place your top crust. Make a few slits on top to release steam, you can also brush your crust with a little heavy cream to make it a nice golden color. experiment with the sugars to make it your own.
  7. Bake at 350F for 1 hour.

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