Brown and white sugars, raisins and lemon juice add a wonderful taste and texture to this quintessential apple pie. Be sure to cube or slice the apples uniformly, and, if you like, dot the apples with pats of butter.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/3 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 7 1/2 cups peeled, cored and sliced apples
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
- 1 egg
Preheat oven 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Spray deep dish pie plate with cooking spray
Combine white sugar, light brown sugar, flour, lemon, cinnamon, and mix well. Add apples and raisins to sugar mixture; stir until fruit is well coated.
Spoon apple mixture into pie crust. Place second piecrust on top of filling, and trim edges. Lightly glaze top of pie with a beaten egg, then sprinkled with a little sugar.
Bake till golden brown, about 35 to 40 minutes. Place on a wire rack, and cool 30 minutes.
Baking pie is a rather straightforward technique, but a few tips can only help to make your pies come out looking and tasting perfect!