How to Make an Apple Pie

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Apple pie is an all around favorite. This popular dessert is eaten on holidays, during special events, and just for fun! In order to learn how to make this delicious dessert, read on!

  • Ingredients
    Pie crusts
    Cooking apples (8 cups, pared, cored, quartered, sliced thin)
    Light brown sugar (1/3 cup firmly packed)
    Granulated sugar (1/3 cup)
    Cornstarch (1 tablespoon)
    Ground cinnamon (1 teaspoon)
    Ground nutmeg (1/4 teaspoon)
    Salt (1/4 teaspoon)
    Butter or margarine (2 tablespoons)
    A little milk (for top crust)
    A little more sugar (for top crust)
    Cinnamon (optional)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit/220 degrees Celsius.

In a small bowl, mix sugars, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.


Place apples in a large bowl and sprinkle sugar mixture and cinnamon over apples.


Toss gently and let stand for ten minutes or until a little juice forms.


Prepare pie crusts
 in a nine-inch pie plate.
 When trimming edge, leave 12 inch (1.3 cm) overhang.


Place pile of apple-sugar mixture into bottom pastry/crust and drop in clumps of butter or margarine.


Moisten overhanging edge of bottom pastry before placing top pastry and trimming overhang to one inch. Press overhanging edges, turning under, to seal them together around the edge of the pie. Then pinch edge to stand up and finish with fluted edges or use a fork and press the dough downward to form a flat edge with the fork tines.optional.

With a sharp paring knife, cut decorative slits on the top of the pastry to allow steam to escape.
 If you want a crispy top, brush top of pastry with a little milk and sprinkle with some sugar.


Place pie in preheated oven (425 degrees Fahrenheit/220 degrees Celsius ) and bake for 40 minutes. Pie is ready when apples are tender and juice bubbles through slits of top crust. Watch to make sure that the edge of the crust does not brown too early. Cover edges of crust with narrow strips of foil if necessary.


Once the pie is done, take it out of the oven and let cool for about 15 minutes before serving.


Enjoy this delicious dessert!


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