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.
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
- 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.
- In a large bowl, toss apples in lemon juice, flour, sugars, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Add melted butter.
- Pour apple mixture into the pie crust.
- Cover with top pie crust. Cut slits in the crust to allow for venting.
- Press crust edges together and flute with a fork or fingers.
- In a small bowl, beat egg and water.
- Brush egg mixture onto crust and sprinkle with sugar.
- 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!