---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.02
       Title: MAPLE APPLE PIE
  Categories: Pies
       Yield: 8 servings
       2 c  Unbleached flour
     1/2 t  Baking powder
       1 t  Salt
     2/3 c  Crisco shortening
       8 T  Cold water
       1 T  Maple syrup
 -------------------------------APPLE FILLING-------------------------------
       7 c  Apples,peeled and sliced
     3/4 c  Maple syrup
       2 T  Cornstarch
 --------------------------------NUT MIXTURE--------------------------------
     1/2 c  Chopped pecans
       2 T  Maple syrup
       1 t  Butter
      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
      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
      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.