Traditional Apple Pie

I love pie. But apple pie is a traditional favorite I can never get enough of. It’s like the peanut butter and jelly of desserts: All-American, filling, delightful, brings back good memories and delicious!


1 Frozen pie crust
5-7 granny smith apples, peeled, sliced
2 T. cinnamon
2 T. nutmeg
2 tsp. all spice
2 tsp. lemon juice
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 sticks butter, divided
2 cups flour
5 T. ice cold water


Preheat oven to 400.

    the pie

1. Place sliced apples in a big bowl. Add lemon juice and stir.

2. In a separate bowl, combine cinnamon, nutmeg, all-spice, sugar and brown sugar. Add to apples and coat well.

3. Place apples in frozen pie crust. Cut 2 T. butter into thin slices and place randomly around apples.

    the pie topping

1. Combine flour and 6 T. butter. Mix until crumbly.

2. Add water, one tablespoon at a time. Refrigerate until ready to use.

3. Roll out dough on floured surface.

4. Place over mound of apples and pinch together pie crust and frozen pie to create a seal.

5. Make four slits in top of pie.

Note: Place pie on baking sheet so when juice starts to spill over, it doesn’t burn the bottom of the oven.

Bake for 15 minute at 400, then turn down heat to 375 and bake for an hour.

Voila! Serve with ice cream and enjoy!

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