Fisherman’s Wharf Apple Pie

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Slices of apple cooked in a sour cream custard and topped with a crisp pecan topping – this is best served warm with some cinnamon whipped cream on the side.



For the bottom crust:

1 cup unbleached all purpose flour

¼ teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ cup cold shortening, sliced into small cubes

¼ cup cold butter, sliced into small cubes

⅓ cup ice water (put ice and water in a bigger cup and pour into ⅓ cup)

For the filling:

1 egg, beaten

1½ cup sour cream

1 cup sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

½ teaspoon salt

2¼ lbs cored, peeled, sliced apples (I used 6 Pink Lady apples and got 6 cups sliced apples which fit nicely in the 9-inch pie pan)

For the topping:

½ cup flour

3 teaspoons cinnamon

¼ teaspoon salt

½ cup butter, melted

⅓ cup white vinegar

1 cup pecan halves


For the bottom pie crust:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450℉.
  2. Place the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Use a pastry blender to mix in the shortening and butter until a fine crumb resembling small peas develops.
  4. Stir in the ice cold water and bring the dough together in a ball.
  5. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes.
  6. Roll out and transfer to the bottom of a 9-inch pie pan

For the filling:

  1. Stir the egg, sour cream, sugar, vanilla and salt for the filling until smooth.
  2. Pour into the prepared pie crust and gently add the apples.
  3. Bake like this for 10 minutes then reduce to 350℉ and bake for 35 minutes. Wait to prepare your topping until a few minutes before this baking time is up. It will spread much easier.

For the topping:

  1. Stir the flour, cinnamon and salt together in a bowl and then stir in the butter followed by the vinegar. Fold in the pecans.
  2. Remove the pie from the oven after it’s baked the first 45 minutes, add the topping, return to the oven and bake for another 45 minutes.
  3. Enjoy with ice cream or whipped cream and a nice cuppa coffee or tea.



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