Apple Pie Basic and Delicious
Photo by: Diane
Because judging on the requests I get, nobody in my family has a clue how to make this.
- 6-8 Apples
- 3/4 cup sugar (more for tart apples, less for sweet, plus a little more if you want to get all fancy with the crust)
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp. flour
- 1 tbsp. butter
- 1 egg white
- 1 prepared, refrigerated pie crust, the kind with a top and bottom crust.
(There are many recipes for crust. I suck at crust making, so I will not provide them. The ugly crusts you see in the pic represent the one time I tried my hand at crust making, and I told my family to enjoy it because they would never see it again. I am not your crust whisperer.)
- Slice apples, through that fancy gadget this contest will give you, through a similar device I sell, or with a knife and cutting board.
- Peel the apples too, and make sure the core doesn't end up mixed in.
- Mix apples with sugar,flour and cinnamon and pour into prepared crust.
- Top the apples with the butter, cut in small pieces, and top with top crust.
- If you want to get all fancy, brush the top crust with beaten egg and a little sugar.
- Cut at least one hole in the top to vent, more if you want a fancy design.
- Be sure to line your baking sheet with foil, preferably the kind that is resistant to sticking, or wax paper.
- Line the edges of your crust with foil to prevent burning. There are shields you can get for this purpose, but they vary by size of the pie pan.
- There are some people who will tell you to bake at a higher temperature and turn it down after 15 minutes. That never works for me. I'll just tell you to bake it at 375 degrees until it's golden brown on top, about 40 minutes or so.
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