High Altitude Baking: GG’s Apple Pie

Apple Pie: High Altitude Baking

I’ve been using this recipe for some time now. HM loves it. I included a crust recipe that I do use but I often find it easier just to get those “insta” pie crusts in the freezer section. I tend to like Pillsbury or the Stater Bros. brand but also will use a crust like Mrs. Smith’s or Marie Callendar’s for a deep dish with the “insta” crust as a topping.

Apple Pie Filling

6 cups (or six) apples thinly sliced, peeled, and cored.

1 Cup Sugar

¼ Cup Flour

1 Tsp. Cinnamon

½ Tsp. Nutmeg

2 Tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice

4 Tbsp. Butter

Pie Crust (recipe below or try the 12oz. mix)

Heat oven to 375 F

In a large bowl combine apples with lemon juice and mix. Combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg—mix, and add to the apples.

Prepare pie crust and divide dough in half. Roll out and fit bottom to 9 inch pie plate. Leave about ½ over edge of pie plate.

Spread apple mix over bottom of crust.

Dot with butter.

Roll out top crust and cover pie.

Pinch and flute edges of crust with a fork.

Use fork to create 6 vents in top pie crust.

Bake 45 minutes. (I like a brown crust so depending the color–I might leave it in a little longer.)

Let cool down a bit before serving.

Optional: Add caramel frozen dessert or ice cream when served.


Pie Crust

2 ½ Cups All Purpose Flour (I use oat flour.)

1 Tsp. Salt

1 Tsp. Sugar

1 Cup cold butter (or shortening) cut into 1 Tbsp pieces

Approximately ½ Cup Water Cold

Combine flour, sugar, and salt and mix. Add the butter slowly until the mixture becomes grainy. Slowly add water until you can form bough by pressing it between your fingers.

Place the dough onto pastry board or use plastic wrap to knead. Spit into two pieces and wrap and chill for about four hours before using. (This can be stored for about a week.)

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4 Responses to “High Altitude Baking: GG’s Apple Pie

  • 1
    February 18th, 2008 16:04

    The cats out of the bag…I’m getting apple pie tonight!!!

  • 2
    GG (Gossip Girl)
    February 18th, 2008 17:06

    Handsome Man!
    Yes, you are probably going to be working this one to the hilt. I figure I have to compensate for all the debris blowing your way–add a little sweetness to your life that you can enjoy as the storm swirls around you…

  • 3
    November 28th, 2009 14:05

    I just wanted to thank you for this awesome recipe!! I live at 8000 ft altitude in CO… I have such a hard time with pies. I decided to give it one last try this summer after getting some apples at our local apple fest. I found your recipe and only made one alteration to the filling recipe per a friend (mix the apples, etc. and let it sit for a couple hours to soften up a bit). It turned out AMAZING!! I was so pleased. I’ve got the crust recipe all made up to make some pumpkin pies for our late Thanksgiving now!! Thanks Again 🙂

  • 4
    GG (Gossip Girl)
    November 29th, 2009 16:28

    Thanks for stopping by and I am glad you liked it. I use apples from tree at room temp so it never has been an issue. I also cut up the apples and then freeze them–works well.