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Vandal Golden Delicious and Black Walnut Pie

By Maureen Sepp

  • Oven: 425⁰

Grandma Vanderbeake’s Pie Crust (make ready prior to filling preparation)

  • Yield: 8” double-crust


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup shortening
  • ½ cup ice water 
  • 2 Tbsp vinegar


Cut together flour and shortening until there is a course crumb. Add vinegar to ice water, add to shortening and flour mixture. Combine until ingredients stick. Do not overwork! Cut in half, roll thin on a lightly floured surface.


Pie Filling

  • 6 cups Golden Delicious and Granny Smith apples, (mixture is personal preference) peeled and sliced
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1/8 – ¼ cup black walnuts, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar 
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 – 2 Tbsp lemon juice


Mix all dry ingredients, including walnuts. Mix in apples and sprinkle with lemon juice. Fill bottom crust and dot with butter. Place top crust, seal and flute edges, cut vents in top crust.

Bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown.

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