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Rustic Apple Pie

Just imagine the flaky outer shell, packed to the brim with fresh apples—or a combination of your favourite fruits. Make the most of the Canadian summer harvest with this delicious fruit-filled pastry.

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Makes: 12 servings
Freezing: not recommended


2 cups (500 mL) Five Roses® All Purpose Flour
¾ tsp (4 mL) salt
1 cup (250 mL) All-Vegetable Shortening, room temperature
1 egg
2 tbsp (30 mL) cold water
1 tbsp (15 mL) white vinegar
4 apples (2 lb/1 kg) peeled, cored and thickly sliced
½ cup (125 mL) pure maple syrup
½ tsp (2 mL) cinnamon
1 egg, beaten
3 tbsp (45 mL) coarse sugar
Add cranberries as optional garnish

  1. Crust: In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut shortening into flour with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. In a small bowl, beat egg, water and vinegar together to blend. Pour liquid mixture over flour mixture. Stir with fork until moistened. On a piece of plastic wrap, flatten into a circle about 8” (20 cm) Wrap and chill dough 15 minutes for easier rolling.
  3. Preheat oven to 425º F (220º C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Filling: In a large bowl, combine apples, maple syrup and cinnamon.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll refrigerated dough, into a 16” (40 cm) circle. Don’t worry if it comes out a different shape! Transfer pastry to prepared baking sheet.
  6. In middle pastry, pile apples and other fruit in a 9” (23 cm) circle. Fold pastry up over apples, leaving a hole in the centre. Apples will show in the middle.
  7. Brush pastry with beaten egg and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 375º F (190º C) and continue to bake for 40–50 minutes, or until crust is golden and apples are tender. Drizzle with maple syrup and serve warm or room temperature.

Nutrition Facts
1 Serving (3.5 oz)
Calories 331
Protein 3.8g
Fat 21.1g
Carbohydrate 32.6g
Fibre 1g
Sodium 159mg
Cholesterol 31mg