Sugar-Kissed Apple Pie

Sugar-Kissed Apple Pie

  • 45 Minutes Prep2 Hours 20 Minutes Total
  • 8 Servings
  • 410 Calories per Serving
Oh my, apple pie! Here's a version that's been specially topped with sparkling sugar.

Ingredient List


  • 2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons cold water


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Dash salt
  • 6 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples (6 medium)
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, if desired


  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar


  1. Heat oven to 425°F. In medium bowl, mix 2 cups flour and 1 teaspoon salt. Cut in shortening, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until particles are size of small peas. Sprinkle with cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened and pastry almost cleans side of bowl (1 to 2 teaspoons more water can be added if necessary).
  2. Gather pastry into a ball. Divide pastry in half; shape each half into flattened round on lightly floured surface. Wrap flattened rounds of pastry in plastic wrap; refrigerate about 45 minutes or until firm and cold, yet pliable.
  3. On lightly floured surface, roll 1 round of pastry into circle 2 inches larger than upside-down 9-inch glass pie plate, using floured rolling pin. Fold pastry into fourths; place in pie plate. Unfold and ease into plate, pressing firmly against bottom and side.
  4. In large bowl, mix 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup flour, the cinnamon, nutmeg and dash of salt. Stir in apples. Spoon into pastry-lined pie plate. Cut butter into small pieces; sprinkle over apples. Trim overhanging edge of bottom pastry 1/2 inch from rim of plate.
  5. Roll other round of pastry. Fold pastry into fourths and cut slits so steam can escape; place over filling and unfold. Trim overhanging edge of top pastry 1 inch from rim of plate. Fold and roll top edge under lower edge, pressing on rim to seal; flute. Brush top crust with 1 tablespoon water; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar.
  6. Cover edge with 2- to 3-inch strip of foil to prevent excessive browning; remove foil during last 15 minutes of baking. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until crust is golden brown and juice begins to bubble through slits in crust. Cool on cooling rack at least 2 hours.


  • Top off this traditional favorite with a scoop of vanilla or cinnamon ice cream.
  • Jump-start your pie baking by using Betty Crocker® pie crust mix. Just add water and stir; the dough is ready in 5 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Daily Values (Amount per serving)

Total Fat 21g 32%, Saturated Fat 5g 26%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 310mg 13%, Potassium 115mg 3%, Total Carbohydrate 52g 17%, Dietary Fiber 2g 9%, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 0%, Iron 10%, Vitamin D 0%, Vitamin E 0%, Thiamin 20%, Riboflavin 10%, Niacin 10%, Vitamin B6 2%, Folic Acid 10%, Vitamin B12 0%, Pantothenic Acid 2%, Phosphorus 4%, Magnesium 2%, Zinc 0%, Selenium 15%, Copper 4%, Manganese 15%

Other Nutrients (Amount per serving)

Calories 410, Calories from Fat 190, Trans Fat 3 1/2g, Monounsaturated Fat 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat 5g, Soluble Fiber 0g, Insoluble Fiber 1g, Sugars 23g, Protein 4g, Beta-Carotene 0%, Omega-3 0g, Carbohydrate Choice 3 1/2, Starch 1, Fruit 1/2, Other Carbohydrate 2, Skim Milk 0, Low-Fat Milk 0, Milk 0, Vegetable 0, Very Lean Meat 0, Lean Meat 0, Medium-Fat Meat 0, High-Fat Meat 0, Fat 4, Fruits 1/4c, Vegetables 0c, Grains 2oz-eq, Meat & Beans 0oz-eq, Dairy 0c, Fats & Oils 5tsp