The trick to this pie is pre-cooking the apples with lots of sugar and cinnamon to sweeten and spice them up. The cooked apples are spooned into an unbaked pie shell, covered with a top crust and baked in the oven until golden brown.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 2 (9 inch) pie shell
- 10 apple - peeled, cored and sliced
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Place sliced apples in a large pot. Sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix well and cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until apples are tender but not mushy.
Pour apple mixture into pastry-lined pie pan. Cover with second pastry shell. Seal edges and cut steam vents in top.
Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, until crust is golden brown.
Baking pie is a rather straightforward technique, but a few tips can only help to make your pies come out looking and tasting perfect!