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Loris Points's Champion Rhubarb-apple Pie    with Never Fail Pastry

Note: this is a draft version; expect updates shortly.

Loris Points, a legendary, retired Lafayette High School teacher and civic activist, entered the Great American Pie Contest in Lexington, Kentucky, on July 2, 2016. On the first try, she walked away with the championship in the Made From Scratch category, besting 42 other homemade pies. We are thrilled that Loris shared her recipe, in her own writing.

Loris Points learned to make pies from scratch from her mother, who made six every week. Loris also credits a Grant County high school Home-Ec teacher: "She was extremely particular—about everything."

Loris Points learned to make pies from scratch from her mother, who made six every week. Loris also credits a Grant County high school Home-Ec teacher: "She was extremely particular—about everything."

Pastry - Never Fail

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups Crisco (golden)
  • 3 cups flour
  • 5 Tablespoons water
  • 1 egg, beaten well
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Steps

  1. Rub a glass pie pan with cooking oil.
  2. Cut Crisco into flour. Mix in small pieces.
  3. Mix in water, mixed with egg, salt and vinegar.
  4. Roll 2 crusts.
  5. Do lattice top or full top; be sure to seal (water patted around edge) with fingers.

Rhubarb-Apple Pie

Ingredients and Steps

  • 5 large Golden Delicious apples, sliced thin
  • 2 cups rhubarb (slice rhubarb stalks in 1/2; cut 2 cups rhubarb)
  • Mix with 4 Tablespoons flour, 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 cup sugar.
  • Mound in crust higher in top.
  • If full crust, make slits in crust. Pour 2 Tablespoons water in hole in center.
  • Sprinkle with sugar or raw sugar.
Champion pie maker Loris Points takes a victory lap through Lexington, receiving gifts and praise at every stop. Here Major Robert King of the Lexington Fire Department may have just handed her a stylish firefighter's chapeau. Photo Credit: Mick Jeffries -- Thank you!

Champion pie maker Loris Points takes a victory lap through Lexington, receiving gifts and praise at every stop. Here Major Robert King of the Lexington Fire Department may have just handed her a stylish firefighter's chapeau.

Photo Credit: Mick Jeffries -- Thank you!

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