Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Apple Pie (mostly homemade)

1 bag of apples (usually 10-12 average sized apples) I use Granny Smith.
2 T lemon juice
½ c granulated sugar
2 T brown sugar
½ tsp ginger
½ tsp allspice
½ tsp nutmeg
1 T cinnamon
2 T flour
2 T butter or margarine, softened
½ tsp vanilla
4 pie crusts (two bottom crusts, two top crusts) (I use premade for the sake of simplicity)

Preheat oven to 350°.

1. Peel, core and slice apples, then drizzle with lemon juice to keep from browning.
2. In a medium bowl, mix dry ingredients well, then add the butter and vanilla, blending until it forms a crumbly mixture.
3. Pour half of the mixture over the apples and stir well so all the apple slices are coated. Save the other half.
4. Splitting the apple mix into two parts, fill each pie crust shell with the filling. Then divide the sugar mixture into half again, putting one half over each pie.
5. Carefully cover with the top crust and pinch it shut around the edges. Slice a vent hole in the center on the top. I brush on some butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, but you don't have to.
6. Cover the edge of the pie crust with foil so the edges don't burn.
7. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes. About 15 mins from the end of cook time, remove the foil so the crust can finish baking.
8. Let cool for 30 mins. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

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