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My Favorite Apple Pie

And I don’t even care much about apple pies! They are so boring, usually. This is a little xtra work-but oh, so worth it.


The original recipe I got off Allrecipes but I changed a few things.

Best Apple Pie

Preheat your oven to 425.

If you’re doing the xtra step of sealing the bottom crust, do so now.

2 crusts-I cut the top one in strips for lattice.

6-8 apples. 6 if they’re regular sized. 8 if small. Peel and thinly slice.

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix

1 stick of butter, then stir in

3 Tbsp. flour until smooth. Then add

1/4 cup minus 1 Tbsp. water (I sub brandy for 3 of those Tbsps.

1 Tbsp. vanilla

good dash of cinnamon (like 1 tsp.) or apple pie spice mix

1/2-3/4 cup EACH white and brown sugar, depending on the sweetness of your apples. With Granny Smith apples, I use full amount.

Bring this mixture to a boil, then turn down low to simmer.  Get your apples into the bottom crust. Slowly pour all but  1/4 cup of the syrup over the apples, lay on the lattice and brush with remaining syrup. It gets thick quick, so don’t dally. Bake on a lower rack so crust doesn’t burn. This pie will bubble over in the oven, so put a cookie sheet on a rack underneath it to catch drips. Oven clean-up is no fun. Bake 15 minutes at 425, then turn things down to 350 for 35-45 more minutes, til apples are no longer crispy and crust is a glazed mahogany color.

I recommend that you make this pie the day before. It absorbs all the juices and cuts much nicer. Heat it up with a scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream. Stand back.


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