Crisco’s country apple pie with little cheese apples

Crisco's Country apple pie recipe - 1950s

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Country apple pie recipe: Crisco’s old-fashioned recipe from 1952

This apple filling is rich with spice, extra nice. And the pie crust — yum! It’s sure to be flaky, tender, perfect, when you use Crisco and this easy recipe!

Vintage 1950s Crisco's Country apple pie recipe at Click Americana

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Crisco's Country apple pie recipe with cheese apples

Crisco's Country apple pie

Yield: Makes one 9" pie
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes


  • 2-1/4 cups sifted flour
  • 3/4 cup Crisco
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • 3-1/2 to 4 cups sliced apples (about 5)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped raisins
  • 3 tablespoons tapioca or flour
  • 2 tablespoons molasses


  1. Mix flour and salt in bowl. Remove 1/3 cup flour.
  2. Cut Crisco into remaining flour until the pieces are the size of small peas.
  3. Mix together lightly the 5 tablespoons water and the 1/3 cup of flour.
  4. Add to Crisco flour mixture.
  5. Mix and shape into a ball.
  6. On a floured pastry canvas lightly roll a circle of dough hn thick.
  7. Line pie plate with pastry and trim edge even with plate.
  8. Combine all remaining ingredients and fill pie pan with the apple filling.
  9. Roll remaining dough.
  10. Place over apples.
  11. Trim edges to 1/2 inch beyond edge of plate.
  12. Fold edge under and flute with fingers.
  13. Slash top to permit escape of steam.
  14. Bake in hot oven (425 F) about 40 minutes, or until brown.
  15. Decorate with cheese apples: Shape soft yellow cheese into small balls. Roll in paprika. Place a bit of green leaf in each.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 491Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 277mgCarbohydrates: 113gFiber: 6gSugar: 44gProtein: 9g

Click Americana offers approximate nutrition information as a general reference only, and we make no warranties regarding its accuracy. Please make any necessary calculations based on the actual ingredients used in your recipe, and consult with a qualified healthcare professional if you have dietary concerns.

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