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This apple pie recipe takes advantage of the Auto Steam Bake Mode’s ability to make a beautiful, glossy top crust.


It is best to use a couple of different kinds of baking apples, as they will each lend their own flavors and nuances to the dish.



Yield: Makes 1 pie

Pie Crust
2 2⁄3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup + 2 tablespoons shortening

7 tablespoons cold water

Apple Mixture
7 medium apples, peeled, quartered, and sliced ¼ inch thick

1½ cups sugar

¼ cup all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon corn starch

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

2 tablespoons butter


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Preparation Method

  1. In a large bowl, combine all the pie crust ingredients.
  2. Crumble lightly together until well combined.
  3. Mix in the cold water and bring the dough together with a fork.
  4. Divide the dough into two pieces and set one back in the bowl. Cover with a damp towel.
  5. Roll out the first piece of dough on a generously floured surface until about 1⁄8 inch thick, or large enough to cover the bottom and side of a pie pan.
  6. Place the rolled-out dough in a pie plate or dish.
  7. In another bowl, combine apple mixture ingredients.
  8. Pour the apple mixture into the prepared pie dish.
  9. Place the 2 tablespoons of butter on top of the apple mixture in small pieces.
  10. Roll out the remaining dough into a top crust and place on top of the pie.
  11. Crimp the edges of the pie and cut off any excess dough.
  12. Cut a few small vent slots in the top of the crust.
  13. Place on the wire rack set on position 2.
  14. Select the Auto Steam Bake Mode set to 440°F.
  15. Set the timer for 30 minutes.
  16. After 30 minutes, open the oven and rotate the pie.
  17. Reduce the temperature to 400°F and set the timer for 20 minutes.
  18. After 20 minutes, remove the pie and place on a cooling rack.
  19. Allow to cool for 45 minutes before serving.

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