Apples are a fruit of the fall season and are used in recipes like cider, doughnuts, bread, and cobblers. One of the classic pie recipes in the United States is indeed apple pie. Though this treat is good any time of year, it is especially enjoyed during the fall.
You will need:
- 6 cups apples, thinly sliced (use sweet apples like golden delicious, jonathan, or winesap or try granny smith)
- ¾ cup white sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
- 9-inch single pie crust (homemade or store-bought) or make a two-crust pastry
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Dash of nutmeg (optional)
- Cutting Board
- Measuring cup
Step 1: Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 2: Prepare the pie pastry or use a store-bought crust.
Step 3: Wash, peel, core, quarter, and thinly slice the apples. Measure six cups of apples.
Step 4: Combine the cinnamon and sugar in the bowl. Adjust the amount of sugar to account for the tartness of the apples.
Step 5: Arrange the apples in layers on the pie crust. After arranging each layer, sprinkle it with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Step 6: Place small pieces of margarine or butter on different areas of the top layer. Cover this with the top pie crust (if two-crust pastry is being used).
Step 7: Put pie on a baking sheet, if desired, to eliminate spills during cooking. Place pie on lowest oven rack. Bake for 10 minutes at 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes longer, until crust is golden brown and contents are bubbly. Serve either warm or cold.
Tips: Serve with ice cream or whipped topping. You can also brush the top crust with egg wash (1 egg plus 1 tablespoon milk) and then sprinkle on 1 tablespoon of sugar.