Apple Pie

Ingredients

Sugar and Spice Mixture:

Apples:

Butter:

Topping:

Serve With:

Instructions

  1. Using the regular bake setting, preheat oven to 425°. If you have a convection oven, select the convection bake setting and preheat to 400°.
  2. Prepare pastry for a standard 9-inch two-crust pie.
  3. Place bottom crust in a 9-inch pie plate; set aside.
  4. Roll out top crust and let rest while assembling the pie ingredients.
  5. In a small bowl mix together sugar, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt.
  6. Place thinly sliced apples in a large bowl.
  7. Stir sugar and spice mixture into apples.
  8. Turn apples into the pastry-lined 9-inch pie plate.
  9. **Note that the apples will be piled above the rim of the pie plate but will compress as they bake.
  10. Cut butter into small pieces and dot the apples.
  11. Cover the apples with top pie crust.
  12. Using a sharp knife cut slits in top crust so that steam can escape during baking process.
  13. Seal and flute the pie crust edges.
  14. In a small bowl, mix together 1 teaspoon sugar and ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon.
  15. Brush the crust with cold water.
  16. Sprinkle top crust with the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  17. Cover the edge of the crust with a 2 to 3-inch strip of aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning.
  18. Remove foil during the last 15 minutes of baking.
  19. Bake until the crust if golden brown and juice is beginning to bubble through the slits in the crust. Baking time should be 45 to 55 minutes.
  20. Do not undercook! The filling needs to heat through so that the flour can thicken up properly.
  21. Cool and serve with an optional scoop of vanilla bean ice cream on top.

Comments

Makes 8 slices of pie.

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