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My Apple Pie Recipe combined with my Pie Crust Recipe guarantees you a delicious apple pie. Just follow the instructions exactly and you will get compliments!
First make sure you have two unbaked pie crusts. You will need a bottom crust and a top crust. You can buy refrigerated pie crust from the grocery store or you can make your own pie crust. It is very easy to do.
You will need:
Heat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare your pastry. Line your pie plate with the bottom crust. Roll out your top crust and fold in half. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix the sugar, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in peeled, cut up apples. Pour the mixture into the bottom pie plate evenly. Dot the mixture with the cut up butter pieces. (See the photo above.)
Cover the pie with the top crust and gently unfold. Seal and flute the two pastries together on the edge of the crust, pinching them together with your thumb and forefinger. If there is excess crust, gently pull it off or cut it with scissors.
Poke holes in the top crust with a fork across the pie, three or four times.
Cover the edges around the pie with a pie crust protector or with foil. Place on a cookie sheet in case there are spills.
Bake for 30 minutes. When the timer goes off, remove the crust protector or the foil and bake for an additional ten minutes.
Let your pie cool some before attempting to slice it.
Serve warm with a slice of cheese or at room temperature or cold with whipped cream or ice cream on top. My favorite was is cold with whipped cream. My husband prefers it at room temperature with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!
It is fun to make your pie from scratch. But sometimes, we don't have the time for all of that. There are some shortcuts you may need to use from time to time for your apple pie recipe or any pie recipe. Instead of making your own pie crust recipe, you can use refrigerated pie dough found in your grocer's cold section by the canned biscuits.
If you don't have time to peel and core apples, use two 20 ounce cans of sliced apples instead of six whole apples. Do not confuse this with apple pie filling which is already sweetened and ready to bake. Read the labels carefully. Some stores do not carry sliced apples but it will be in with the canned pie fillings usually in the baking aisle.
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