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Grandma Barb's Apple Pie

AN EASY, HOMEMADE APPLE PIE RECIPE THAT IS GREAT FOR BEGINNERS AND A REAL CROWD-PLEASER! GOOEY, SPICED CINNAMON APPLES PAIRED WITH A BUTTERY, FLAKY FROM-SCRATCH PIE-CRUST.
Course Dessert, Pie
Cuisine American, southern
Keyword apples, browning recipe, country, easy, how to make, pie crust, southern style
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 serving
Author Divas Can Cook

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350. F.
  • Press one of the prepared pie crusts evenly into a greased deep dish pie plate. (Place pie crusts back into the fridge until ready to use.)
  • Peel and slice apples into equal size slices (about 1/4 inches thick)
  • Toss apples with the juice of lemon, if using. Set aside.
  • In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat.
  • Add in brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon and all-spice.
  • Simmer for about 1-2 minutes until mixture is combined. (add a bit of water if needed)
  • Turn off heat and stir in vanilla extract if using.
  • Add apples into pot and toss to combine. (sugars will become syrupy as the apples heat and release their juices)
  • Stir in enough cornstarch until mixture becomes thickened and syrupy. (It may be easier to remove 1/2 cup of liquid and stir the cornstarch into it until thickened and then pour this into the pot. I just sprinkle it into the pot and stir like crazy)
  • Taste syrup mixture and adjust seasonings & sugars if needed.
  • Let apples sit for about 20-30 minutes, syrup will thicken up a bit more.
  • With a slotted spoon, add apples into prepared, chilled pie plate.
  • Pour on about 1/4 cup leftover syrup mixture.
  • Roll out the top crust and place on top of apples.
  • Seal the edges of pie crust.
  • Brush top crust with egg white if desired (to create a golden color)
  • Sprinkle top crust with sugar or brush with leftover syrup mixture.
  • Place pie on baking sheet and bake for 60-65 minutes or until crust is golden. (if crust begins to brown too much, cover with foil)
  • Let pie sit for about 15 minutes before cutting.

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