Not Your Grandma's Apple Pie

Recipe Featured from the Genius Kitchen, Contributed by Joy and Dancer
Serves Six (6)


You may use one of your favorite homemade pie crusts or 1 ready-made pie crust.  
Simple Pastry Pie Crust:
1 cups flour
1⁄3 cup lard, or 1⁄3 cup butter, or 1⁄3 cup shortening
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
cold water
Directions:Combine flour, lard and salt with a pastry blender or fork until balls are the size of a large pea. Add cold water by the spoonful and blend until the bowl starts to clean itself as you work the dough.  Then, it is ready for rolling.


5 1⁄2  cups peeled cored sliced cooking apples
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1⁄2  cup granulated sugar
1⁄4  cup brown sugar, packed
3 tablespoons flour
1⁄2  teaspoon ground cinnamon
1⁄4  teaspoon nutmeg
*OPTIONAL:  Add One, or Two, Tablespoons of Wild Turkey Bourbon

Directions:  In a large bowl, mix sliced apples, lemon juice, both sugars,flour, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Pile into crust.


3⁄4  cup flour
1⁄4  cup granulated sugar
1⁄4  cup brown sugar, packed
1⁄3  cup butter, or 1⁄3 cup margarine, room temperature
Prepare topping:
In a medium bowl, with a pastry blender or a fork, mix flour, both sugars, and butter until coarsely crumbled.

Sprinkle evenly over apples.
Bake at 375°F for 50 minutes.