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  • Some Good Old Fashion Apple Pie by Managing Partner, Debra Jensen

    Enough business.  It’s time for dessert.  Many of you might know Debra Jensen as our firm’s Managing Partner.  Deb handles the day-to-day management of our firm in addition to her steady case load.  What you might not know is that Deb is also one heck of a cook.  We asked her to share a favorite dessert recipe with us.  We hope you enjoy!  Happy Holidays!

    Apple Pie Recipe


    Dough and Filling:

    • Dough for double crust 9-inch pie (homemade, frozen, or refrigerated)
    • ¾ cup sugar
    • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • Dash salt
    • 3 ½ cups peeled, chopped cooking apples
    • 1 (16-ounce) jar applesauce
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons butter, chopped into small pieces

    Crunch Topping:

    • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • Dash salt
    • 1 tablespoon butter, at room temperature

    Preheat oven to 425˚F.

    Line a 9-inch pan with half of dough. Combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl. Stir in applesauce, and lemon juice. Spoon apple mixture into pie pan and dot with butter. Cut remaining crust into strips; arrange in a lattice design over top of pie. For crunch topping, combine flour, sugar, and salt in a bow. Using a fork, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle over top of crust. Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 350˚F and continue to bake for about 45 minutes, or until crust and topping are golden brown.