Grandma’s Apple Pie

A festive display of fresh apple pie with ice cream and hot cider

Every Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter, Grandma’s apple pie is always devoured before any other dessert. This recipe is perfect to bring to any holiday party and I promise there won’t be leftovers!

 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 8 cups macintosh apples
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 2 pie crusts

Directions:

  1. Begin by removing the pie crust from the freezer or fridge and preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Meanwhile, peel and slice the apples and place them in a large mixing bowl. Next, add the lemon juice and sugar to the bowl and mix well. Then add the flour, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg to the mixture and combine thoroughly.
  3. Prepare your greased pie-pan by rolling out one pie crust onto the bottom of the pan. Be careful not to rip the dough! Carefully add the apple mixture to the pie pan. Distribute the apples evenly and place the other pie crust on the top. Be sure to fold the top pie crust over and under the bottom pie crust creating an air tight seal. Use a fork to create indents around the pie.
  4. Next, beat an egg and brush over top the pie. Careful not to use too much, just enough to make a light layer over the dough. Cut 4 slits in the pie, and put in the oven for 50 minutes.
  5. After 30 minutes of baking, check on the pie to make sure the crusts aren’t burning. If they seem to be baking too quickly, place aluminum foil over only the crust of the pie. Be careful if you do this! The pan will be very hot!
  6. After about 50 minutes, the pie should be golden-brown. Remove from oven, let cool, and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Enjoy!

 

 

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