Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Classic Apple Pie, revisited

Apple pie is the quintessential all-American dessert; in my eyes it is anyways. Pumpkin pie just doesn't do it for me, even after an amazing Thanksgiving dinner. This year what was I elected to bring? Pumpkin pie. *shudder*

What am I bringing in addition to (yes, I follow directions) the pumpkin pie? THIS! It's my mom's recipe handed down from generations who've made this amazing dish before. I made it last year for the Fourth of July and my husband's friends were amazed it was completely homemade. Needless to say, it was eaten quickly and next time I'll have to make three pies. If you're looking for a classic and delicious pie for Thanksgiving or any occasion (ah hem, week night cravings), this is it!!

Classic Apple Pie
Kelly's Kitch original
Yields: 8 slices; 1 9-inch pie

3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
7 medium to large apples, peeled and sliced (or chopped)
3 tbsp butter or margarine
3 tsp lime or lemon juice
2 nine-inch pie crusts

Grease a 9-inch pie plate and place an unbaked pie crust  into it. Stir together sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg in large bowl. Mix in apples until mixture is paste-like. Place mixture into greased pie pan lined with pie crust.

Cut the butter into pea-sized portions and lay on top of the apple filling. Squeeze a little lime juice on top. Cover with the second pie crust and fold edges over and make into zig-zag (crust) pattern. Cut 6-8 slits in the top of the pie crust about an inch long. Sprinkle top crust with cinnamon.

Cover the edges of the crust with foil and bake for 30 minutes at 425°F. Remove foil and bake another 15-20 minutes, until crust is golden brown.

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