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Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 1 hr

I have never mastered the art of a wonderful pie crust so I use frozen pre-made crusts. This is one of the recipes on the back of one of these packages and turns out one of the best applie pies I have ever tasted.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine apples, lemon juice, sugars, salt, cinnamon and ground cloves. Let stand for 30 minutes (or refrigerate up to two hours).
  3. Strain apples, reserving liquid. Toss apples with cornstarch before transferring to a frozen pie crust.
  4. Bring reserved juices to a boil in a medium saucepan; stir until mixture reduces to a syrup.
  5. Add butter to syrup and stir until melted.
  6. Pour mixture over apple slices in pie crust.
  7. With rolling pin, roll second pie crust flat. Using a decorative shape cookie cutter, cut out holes in dough; top pie with crust and crimp edges together to seal.
  8. Brush top of pie with beaten egg.
  9. Place on baking sheet and bake for 60 minutes or until juices bubble and apples and crust are a golden brown.
  10. Warm apricot preserves on low heat, stirring constantly, until melted. Drizzle over the tope of the pie.