We had a plethora of apples and the bunch we picked last weekend were going to go to waste so I made my dad an Apple Pie. As my second pie, it is much prettier than last weekends! And the recipe is a bit different too.


  • 2 1/2 Cups AP Flour
  • 1 Stick Salted Butter (like Earth Balance)
  • 1/2 (just under) Cup Crisco
  • 1 TSP Cinnamon
  • 1 TSP Salt
  • 8 TBSP Ice Cold Water
Combine Flour, Salt, & Cinnamon. Cut cold Butter & Crisco into flour mixture until small crumbles. Add water and stir with wooden spoon to bring together. Divide Dough into 2 separate balls, one slightly larger than the other. On flat, dry surface generously floured, roll out larger ball of dough. Press into bottom of 9in pie pan. Roll out other dough ball into circular shape with a diameter slightly larger than 9 inches. Once filled with apple mixture, top with second layer of dough.


  • 6 Cups of Apple Slices (honeycrisp, golden delicious)
  • Juice of One Lemon
  • 1 1/2 TSP Cinnamon
  • 1/3 Cup Flour
  • 2/3 Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 TSP Salt
  • 2 TBSP Butter (EB)
Peel & Core Apples. Slice in thin slivers and 1/2 depending on size of apple. Squeeze Lemon Juice on top of apple slices and coat. Toss Apples with Brown Sugar, Flour, Cinnamon, and Salt. Pour into pie pan on top of bottom crust. Cut butter into pieces and place around top of filling. Cover pie filling with top layer of crust. Slice little Xs in top to vent.


Bake in 425 Degree oven for about 40 minutes.



Apple Picking & Pie!

Over the weekend I visited Stephen in State College and we went apple picking at Way Fruit Farm!!! I was so excited. I’d been wanting to pick apples for at least a month and couldn’t find a farm I was sure offered it. We went to Way Fruit Farms because I discovered they had a Fall Festival day and pumpkin patch picking IN THE FIELD. When we got there the line for the truck that takes you to the pumpkins was soooo long & my greater desire was apple-picking anyway so we got a 1/2 peck of a variety of about 4 apples. It was so much fun! I highly recommend it!

After we picked our 1/2 peck of apples we went inside to grab some of the BEST APPLE¬†CIDER EVER. I’m telling you, Way Fruit Farm makes the best apple cider I have ever had. I don’t like my apple cider too sweet and theirs is just perfect. There are no added sweeteners or preservatives so you must keep it cold and it doesn’t keep for very long but we drink it pretty fast. Hot or cold, it is divine. Stephen has taken to adding a splash of Cinnamon Whisky¬†which is also a delicious touch. I don’t usually prefer whiskey but that stuff tastes like pure cinnamon yumminess.

When we got back to the apartment I picked which apples I wanted to use for my first ever apple pie. I was so excited.

As you can see, there are a variety of apples there. I also borrowed (stole, although I guess he got some of it back when he ate the pie) one HoneyCrisp from a 1/4 peck Stephen had bought at the Farmer’s Market.

Anyway, onto the pie recipe!!

Kelley’s First Apple Pie:

For the Crust:

  • 1 3/4 Cups AP Flour
  • 1/4 Cup WW Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Crisco Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/2 TSP Salt
  • 1/2 TSP Cinnamon
  • 7 TBSP Ice Cold Water
  • Extra Flour for rolling out dough.

For the Filling:

  • 6 (apprx.) Large Apples – a variety of handpicked local apples : D
  • 1/4 Cup AP Flour
  • 1/2 Cup White Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 TSP Cinnamon
  • 1/4 TSP Fresh Ground Nutmeg
  • 3 TBSP Salted Butter (Earth Balance)

PS- I don’t have a camera right now so all of the pictures are coming from my phone camera! This shall be changed soon!