Mum's Irish Apple Pie

Mum's Irish Apple Pie


"As a little boy I grew up helping my mother make apple and fruit pies. She was from Cork in southern Ireland so I'm guessing the recipe is Irish and possibly the same one her mother taught her. Sadly my mum is no longer with us, but her legendary apple pie lives on in my memory. I promise you will love this pie!"


2 h servings 527 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 527 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 30.5 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs:
  • 61g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 87 mg
  • 29%
  • Sodium:
  • 163 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch pie pan.
  2. To Make Crust: In a large bowl, combine flours, salt and sugar. Cut in butter and shortening until coarse crumbs are formed. Mix in sour cream and lemon juice. Keep mixing until dough forms a ball; dough may be slightly lumpy, this is fine. Wrap dough ball in plastic wrap and allow to chill for 1 hour.
  3. Once chilled, take dough out of refrigerator and cut it in half; keep one half covered and in the refrigerator. Roll dough to 1/8 of an inch. To lift pie shell, roll dough around rolling pin and then unroll into pie pan. Trim overhanging edges of pie crust.
  4. To Make Filling: Place apples into pie shell. In a small bowl, combine sugar, flour and nutmeg; mix thoroughly. Sprinkle mixture over apples. Squirt lemon juice over apples. Place pie in refrigerator while top crust is rolled out.
  5. Remove pie from refrigerator. Brush outer edge of bottom crust with beaten egg. Place second crust on top of pie; crimp pie shell edges together. Brush entire top crust with egg and cut 4 steam slots into it.
  6. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 45 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow pie to completely cool before serving. Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
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  1. 77 Ratings


Problem rolling out pie crust? Here's a simple solution. Years ago I could not roll out pie dough for anything! I hit upon this idea thru trial and error and it has worked well for me over the y...

I made this pie for St. Patrick's Day and it looked great and was so tasty! I may go slightly lighter on the nutmeg next time, but it was the crust I couldn't stop thinking about for days! Sour ...

Thank you all for your kind reviews. It's just fantastic to see so many people enjoying this recipe. I have made this pie many, many times and would agree with all of the reviewers who say to cu...

This was rated by my husband as "excellent pie, baby." I did make some variations and let me say right now that this is my second pie this week and I am NOT good at rolling dough. It didn't lo...

I have to admit that I just made the crust last night. I used it to top my chicken pot pie and it was amazing! I upped the salt a bit and cut back on the sugar and it was the best savory pie c...

I love to make pies and the crust texture and flavor is one of the most important parts to me & the filling is basic work. So I love to try all differnt crust recipes. Being born in Ireland and...

Outstanding pie!! I cut back on the nutmeg and added cinnamon for my preference. The crust was outstanding!! I thought I had the perfect crust recipe but this one is better!

I used a frozen crust because I was short on time, but the filling for the apple pie is great. Next time I'll make the crust too.

i added some cinnamin, allspice, and about 1/4 cup light brown sugar. best apple pie i've ever had!!!!!!!