There is nothing like the taste of a fresh baked apple pie! This is my husband’s favorite pie and my daughter cooks it anytime the family gets together to celebrate special occasions or holidays. We always serve it warm with vanilla ice cream. It is so good!
We found this recipe in the Betty Crocker Cookbook and this is by far the best apple pie recipe I have tasted!
You can make your own pie crust or to save time you can use frozen Pie Crusts. We like the Pillsbury Pet-Ritz frozen Pie Crusts.
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 cups thinly sliced peeled apples (6 medium size apples – 3 granny smith and 3 red delicious apples)
2 tablespoons firm butter
2 teaspoons water
1 tablespoon sugar
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Make pastry -see below. If you are using frozen pie crusts follow the directions on package.
Mix 1/2 cup sugar, the flour, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt in large bowl. Stir in apples and mix well.
Spoon into pastry-lined pie plate.
Cut butter into small pieces and sprinkle over apples.
Cover with top pastry. Cut small slits in the top. Seal and flute the sides.
Brush top crust with 2 teaspoons water and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar.
Cover edge with 2-inch strip of foil to prevent it from over-browning. Remove the foil during last 15 minutes of baking.
Bake 40 to 50 minutes.
Cool on wire rack for at least an hour.
Pastry Recipe: Betty Crocker Pastry Recipe