---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.05
       Title: Maple Apple Pie
  Categories: Pies
       Yield: 6 Servings
       2 c  Unbleached flour
     1/2 ts Baking powder
       1 ts Salt
     2/3 c  Crisco shortening
       1 tb Maple syrup
 ----------------------------------APPLE F----------------------------------
       7 c  Apples,peeled and sliced
     3/4 c  Maple syrup
       2 tb Cornstarch
 -----------------------------------NUT M-----------------------------------
     1/2 c  Chopped pecans
       2 tb Maple syrup
       1 ts Butter
       7 to 8 T  cold water Preheat oven to 375 degrees.For crust,combine
   flour,baking powder and salt in large mixing bowl.Cut in Crisco shortening
   with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture is uniform.Sprinkle water
   in,1 tbsp. at a time,until dough forms a ball.Divide dough into 2 equal
   parts. On lightly floured surface,roll bottom crust into circle 1/8 thick
   and 1/2 larger than and inverted 9 pie plate.Gently,ease crust into
   greased plate,being careful not to stretch dough.Trim edge even with plate.
   For filling,microwave apple slices on high for 2 minutes.Stir; repeat
   procedure twice or until apples begin to soften.Set aside. In separate
   microwaving bowl,combine maple syrup and cornstarch. Microwave 2
   minutes;stir.Repeat procedure until mixture starts to thicken.Add the
   thickened mixture to apples.Toss lightly until apples are well coated;set
   aside to cool.Spoon cooled Apple filling into unbaked pastry shell. For nut
   filling,combine pecans,syrup and butter in microwaving bowl.Microwave on
   high 1 minute,stir and continue to microwave an additional minute on medium
   setting.Stir to break up mixture. Spread nut mixture on top of apple
   filling. On lightly floured surface,roll out top crust the same as
   bottom.Carefully,lift top crust onto filled pie;trim 1/2 beyond edge of
   pie plate.Fold top edge under crust.Crimp edges or flute as desired.Slit
   top crust with knife to allow steam to escape.Bake @ 375 degrees for 60
   minutes or until apples start to bubble.Brush top of pie with maple
   syrup;continue to bake and additional 5 minutes.