The Best Apple Pie….everyone says so!

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Do you have a favorite dessert, that no matter who you make it for, they love it as much as you and your family does?

I have a complete and total sweet tooth. As a result, dessert making is one of my favorite things to do. I have been making this pie for years and it is one of my most requested desserts. That must say something!

Now, I am not a food genius, meaning I don’t create recipes. This recipe is an adaption from a few recipes that I found on the internet a long time ago….just wanted to lay that all out there!

For the best pie EVER…

Ingredients -

  • 3 - 4 pounds Granny Smith apples

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup butter

  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

  • 1 (14.1-oz.) package refrigerated pie crusts - ( 2 crusts) or 2 homemade

  • 1 egg white (beaten)

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Directions -

  1. Preheat oven to 350º.

  2. Put butter in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet. Put in the oven until the butter is melted. Add the brown sugar and stir completely. Place back in the oven while you prepare the apples.

  3. Peel apples, and cut into slices. Toss apples with cinnamon and 3/4 cup granulated sugar.

  4. Remove from the oven (remember it is hot hot hot) and place 1 piecrust in the skillet over the brown sugar mixture. Spoon apple mixture over the piecrust, and top with the remaining piecrust. Seal the edges.

  5. Brush the top of the piecrust with beaten egg white; sprinkle with 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar.

  6. Cut 4 or 5 slits in the top for the steam to escape.

  7. Bake at 350º for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. Cover with aluminum foil during last 10 minutes to prevent excessive browning if necessary. Cool on a wire rack 30 minutes before serving.

Serve with vanilla ice cream - anyone say homemade! And you have a hit.

If you have any apple orchards around, take the family apple picking. The kids (big & little) love eating a pie from the apples that they picked themselves!

Save me a piece, please!

Big Hugs,

Jane


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