Award Winning Apple Pie

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This is my great-grandmother’s apple pie recipe. She died when I was six and all I remember about her is how wonderful her food was. This recipe is about as good as apple pie can get. I even won an award in a local baking contest with it. Just give it a try. It will not disappoint.

Ingredients:

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

4 tablespoons salted butter

3 tablespoons white, all-purpose flour

1/4 cup water

2/3 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup white sugar

2 tablespoons cinnamon

1/4 cup caramel syrup

8 apples of your choice peeled, cored and sliced (a lot of people use Granny Smith, but I think Honey Crisp are divine in apple pie)

1 recipe pastry for a nine inch double crust pie

Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Over medium-low heat, melt the butter in a saucepan.

3. Stir in flour to form a paste.

4. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar and bring to a boil.

5. Reduce temperature and let simmer.

6. Place the bottom crust in your pan and fill with apples.

7. Cover the apples with a lattice work of crust.

8. Gently pour the sugar and butter concoction over the crust. Be sure to pour this slowly so that it does not run off. This is crucial.

9. Sprinkle cinnamon evenly over the surface of the pie.

10. Put the pie in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.

11. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.

12. Remove pie and drizzle with caramel syrup.

13. Let cool and enjoy. Personally, I think this pie is best served with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream, but it will still deeply impress your friends and family by itself.

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