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Recipe: Simple, Homemade Apple Pie

Our bushel of apples from a recent apple orchard visit was still looming. After making apple sauce, I still had a lot (a LOT) of apples so I went for the fallest of all fall treats–an apple pie!

Making an apple pie is surprisingly easy. It’s even easier if you don’t make your own crust. Thankfully, a had two pie crusts in the freezer so I went that route. I thawed two, one for the bottom and one for the top, and set to work on the filling.

For this recipe, you'll need 9 cups of diced apples.
For this recipe, you’ll need 9 cups of diced apples.

Here’s what you need:

  • Pie crusts
  • 9 cups of diced apples
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon for top of crust
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • splash of water
  1. Set pie crust into pie pans. Be sure it’s pressed all the way into the edges of the pan. Leave a small amount of excess on the top to flute with the top crust.
  2. In a large bowl, toss apples in lemon juice, flour, sugars, cinnamon and nutmeg.

    Mix the ingredients together in a large bowl.
    Mix the ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. Add melted butter.
  4. Pour apple mixture into the pie crust.

    Pour the pie filling mixture into the pie crust.
    Pour the pie filling mixture into the pie crust.
  5. Cover with top pie crust. Cut slits in the crust to allow for venting.

    Lay the top crust over the pie, cut slits in the crust, flute the edges, cover with the egg wash and bake.
    Lay the top crust over the pie, cut slits in the crust, flute the edges, cover with the egg wash and bake.
  6. Press crust edges together and flute with a fork or fingers.
  7. In a small bowl, beat egg and water.
  8. Brush egg mixture onto crust and sprinkle with sugar.

    Bake the pie for about 50 minutes, cool and ENJOY!
    Bake the pie for about 50 minutes, cool and ENJOY!
  9. Bake for 50 minutes or until golden brown.

I’m not usually a baker, but this pie was easy and yummy. It smelled delicious baking in the oven. I almost wanted to eat it before we had dinner! This pie was amazing. We topped it with a choice of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, but it was still good solo as well.

Oh, and just a note, this recipe calls for 9 cups of apples, but that is far fewer actual apples than I would have thought. I was still left with a ton of apples. So, I still have lots of other recipes and projects on the way. STAY TUNED!

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