Nothing says ‘Merica better than a slice of Apple Pie. Recently, I took a stab at making one and was quite pleased with the results. I have yet to master pie crust though, so I bought the premade kind from the refrigerator section of my grocery store. I did however, go right to the source to get my apples – straight from my husband’s grandfather’s apple tree.
First I enjoyed the view at his house
Then I got to work and picked some apples!
When I got back home, I got to peeling and slicing one of the bags my family picked. Then I added a dash of this and a splash of that and soon enough a pie was born!
- 2 (9 inch) unbaked pie crusts
- approximately 7 cups peeled and sliced apples
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter
- apple pie spice can be used instead of cinnamon and nutmeg
- Preheat oven 425 degrees Fahrenheit (220 degrees Celsius)
- Line pie plate with pie crust and set aside.
- Combine apples, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Place mixture in pie crusted pie plate. Dot with butter and place top crust. Pinch the top and bottom crusts together and use fork to seal. Cut slits in top of crust, to allow for venting.
- Bake in oven for 10 minutes. Turn temperature down to 300 degrees Fahrenheit (150 degrees Celsius) and bake for 50 minutes or until crust is golden brown and apples are tender. Allow to cool and serve. Don’t forget the vanilla ice cream!