A very basic apple pie–but very good! I don’t have a picture of the pie, but I like to use these little pie cutters rather than cutting slits in the top crust.
Classic Apple Pie
- 6-8 tart apples peeled, cored, and thinly sliced (about 6 cups)
- 3/4 to 1 cup sugar depending on how tart your apples are
- 1 Tbs lemon juice optional, if your apples are sweet rather than tart
- 2 Tbs flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Dash ground nutmeg
- 2 Tbs butter
- 2 pie crusts
- Make your pie crusts. Standard and low fat versions are here.
- Mix the sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg together. Sprinkle the lemon juice on the apple slices if they are sweet apples. Mix the apples and the sugar mixture together.
- Put one pie crust on the bottom of the pie pan.
- Put the apples on top and spread out.
- Cut the butter into a few pieces and put on top of the apples.
- Top with the other pie crust and cut a few vents for steam to escape or cut out some pieces with tiny pie cutters, pictured above. Bake at 400F for 50 minutes.
If you have some leftover pie crust, I like to roll it out and top with a bit of cinnamon and sugar, then bake it so the kids can nibble on it.