Classic Apple Pie

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Things You’ll Need:

  • prepared pie crust (usually found with the other refrigerator biscuits, cheese, etc. at your grocery store)
  • Apples: a variety of different types is best. Be sure to include MacIntosh and Granny Smith. You’ll need about 6 apples to make about 8 cups. Peel and slice thin.
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Step1

piesliceapples_Thumb.jpg Peel and slice apples. Be sure to remove all the seeds and core.
Heat oven to 425 F.

Step2

Mix sugar , flour and spices in a large bowl. Add apple slices. Stir to coat.

Step3

botttomcrust_Thumb.jpg Place prepared pie crust (bottom) in a pie plate.

Step4

piedotmargarine_Thumb.jpg Pour apple mixture into bottom crust. Cut butter into small pieces and scatter them on top of the apples.

Step5

foldcrustapplepie_Thumb.jpg Place top crust on top of apples. Seal the edges by folding the excess top crust under the excess bottom crust and then pushing down all around the edge with a fork. Cut off most of the remaining excess. It is helpful, however, to fold a small amount of crust under the edge of the pie plate to prevent crust shrinkage. Cut a couple of decorative slits in the middle for steam to escape.

Step6

Some people like to brush eggwhite on their crust and sprinkle with sugar, but this is not necessary. The eggwhites make the crust appear shiny.

Step7

foiledgepie_Thumb.jpg Cut a couple of 3 inch strips of aluminum foil and place it around the edge of the crust to prevent excessive browning. This can be removed in the last 15 minutes of baking.

Step8
Bake for 40-50 minutes or until you see juice start to bubble through the crust slits. Cool on a rack. Serve warm if desired.

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