Perfect Apple Pie Recipe

Written by Robert J. Matthews

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3 lbs apples (Granny Smith, Gala, or Fuji), peeled, cored and sliced 1 tablespoon lemon juice 3/4 cup white sugar 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Ingredients

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1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 recipe double pie crust (bottom and top crust)

Ingredients

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In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Mix in sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt until apples are well coated. Set aside.

Instructions

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Roll out bottom pie crust and fit it into a 9-inch pie pan. Trim edges.

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Pour apple mixture into the pie shell. Cut slices in any apples sticking up too high to prevent over-browning.

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Dot top of apples with butter.

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Roll out top crust and place over filling. Trim edges and crimp top and bottom crust together. Cut slits in top crust to allow steam to escape.

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Bake for 15 minutes. Then reduce heat to 350°F and bake for 35-45 minutes more until apples are tender and crust is golden brown.

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