Thursday, October 2, 2008

Apple Pie

A standard, but ohh so good. Preheat oven to 425.

for two pies:

four pie crusts (two boxes, or homemade) - prepare the bottom crusts in two pie plates:

10 medium or large apples, preferably of assorted varieties:



and then chop smaller.

Stir together in a large bowl:
1 cup white sugar
1/4 flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
dash each of salt, allspice, ginger and cloves

Mix apple pieces into the spice mixture.
Spoon the apple mixture into the pie crusts, add the top pie crusts, crimp the edges, and slash the top with a small knife so steam can escape.
If desired, brush with an egg wash (just a beaten egg) and sprinkle with turbinado sugar (you might know the brand name, "raw sugar")

Bake for 30 minutes at 425, reduce heat to 350, and bake another 20-30 minutes until you see the juices bubling away through the cracks. Allow to cool at least slightly before serving.


Wandering Coyote said...

Wow - that turned out beautifully! That baked crust is the most gorgeous colour!

Melissa Angert {All Things Chic} said...

hee hee - i am making one today too!

i LOVE LOVE LOVE apple pie.

Anonymous said...

It was the most gorgeous taste, too!