Make the perfect Apple Pie this Thanksgiving

Mike Mullins with Slice Pie shares some tips on making the perfect pie.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - There’s no better way to end a Thanksgiving meal than with a perfect apple pie.

Mike Mullins, who founded Slice Pie Company with his daughter in Raleigh, joined us on WECT First at Four to share some tips and a recipe for the perfect pie. If you aren’t a baker, don’t worry - Slice Pie ships nationwide. The company’s creations are also available at Blue Moon Gift Shop in Wilmington.

Mike Mullins' Apple Pie:


1/2 cup vegetable shortening

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup cold water


Mix shortening, flour, salt together with a fork until crumbly. Add as much water as needed to hold together and mix lightly using fork.

Roll gently on a floured pastry cloth to about an inch larger than the pie plate. Fold in half. Lift to pie plate and unfold into pan. For a single-crust pie, trim with a small knife to about 1/2 inch beyond the rim. Pinch so the edge of the pie is raised from the rim.


1/4 cup of AP flour

5 cups of baking apples

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

3/4 cup sugar

Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes.

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