Deep-Dish Apple Pie

This all-American dessert features apple slices spiced with cinnamon and topped with a flaky pastry crust.

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  • 6 cups thinly sliced, peeled cooking apples (about 2 pounds total)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour or 1/2 cup all-purpose flour plus 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons cold water
  • Fat-free milk
  • Frozen vanilla yogurt (optional)
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Place apples in a 2-quart square baking dish.
In a small bowl combine sugar and cinnamon; set aside 1 teaspoon of the mixture. Stir the cornstarch and salt into the remaining sugar mixture; sprinkle evenly over the apples in the baking dish.
In a medium bowl stir together the flour and nutmeg. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until pieces are pea-size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the water over part of the flour mixture; gently toss with a fork. Push moistened dough to side of bowl. Repeat, using 1 tablespoon at a time, until all the flour mixture is moistened. Form into a ball.
On a lightly floured surface, slightly flatten dough. Roll dough from center to edges into a 10-inch square. Cut decorative vents in pastry. Carefully place pastry over apples. Using the tines of a fork, press edges to sides of dish. Brush pastry with milk and sprinkle with the reserved sugar mixture.
Bake in a 375 degree F oven about 40 minutes or until the apples are tender and the crust is golden. Serve warm. If desired, serve with frozen yogurt. Makes 8 servings.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 166, Fat, total (g) 5, chol. (mg) 12, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 30, fiber (g) 2, pro. (g) 1, vit. A (IU) 194.36, vit. C (mg) 2.95, sodium (mg) 84, calcium (mg) 10.1, iron (mg) 0.72, Fruit () 1.5, Starch () 0.5, Fat () 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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