Christmas Baking 2015 – Apple Pie

apple-pie

An apple pie and ice cream is a delicious ending to a delicious Christmas meal – if you still have room.  This is the recipe that we use.  You can simplify the recipe by buying frozen pie shells.  I usually use McIntosh apples, but the best pie my husband ever made was made with miscellaneous varieties of apples from a reduced rack at the store.  It was soooo good!

APPLE PIE

  • pastry for a 2 crust pie
  • granulated sugar                                                      1 cup
  • all purpose flour                                                      2 Tbsp.
  • cinnamon                                                                  1/2 tsp.
  • cooking apples, peeled, cored and cut up          5 cups
  • granulated sugar                                                      1/4-1/2 tsp.

In large bowl, combine first amount of sugar, the flour and cinnamon.  Add the apples and stir until well coated.

Roll out the pastry and fit into a 9 inch pie plate.  Pour the apples from the bowl into the pie crust.  Roll out the top crust, cut slits or a design into it and place on top of the apples.  Trim excess dough and pinch the bottom and top crust edges together.

Sprinkle the top of the crust with the second amount of sugar.  Bake on the bottom rack in the oven at 350 degrees F for a bout 45 minutes until browned and apples are tender.  Makes 1 pie.

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