Apple Pie

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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Combine sugar, flour, butter, lemon zest, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and nutmeg in a food processor.
  • Process until well blended.
  • Spread one-third of the sugar mixture over an unbaked pie crust.
  • Arrange apple slices, in an overlapping pattern, on top of the sugar mixture.
  • Top with the remaining sugar mixture.
  • Bake@ 400 degrees for 45-55 minutes, until crust is lightly browned.
  • Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.

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  1. A lovely pie! The three spices were perfect with the apples, and the lemon gave it a fresh taste. I made this exactly as directed, and was rewarded with a pie that smelled heavenly and tasted even better. Served warm, it can't be beat! Thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe.
  2. This is an excellent recipe and so easy to make! My seven year old daughter made this using Granny Smith apples and it was so good she made a second one to share with our neighbors. This will definately be a part of every holiday celebation from now on. The lemon zest is the key!
  3. This is an amazing apple pie! I just started baking and I have recieved SO many compliments on this apple pie! People say it's the best they've ever had, and can't figure out what makes it different than all the's the lemon zest! Simply delicous!
  4. Yes, we had this pie again tonight. My daughter made it this time. On the top layer of crumbles, she mixed in 1/4 cup of oatmeal and it turned out even better! Just wanted to share that tidbit if you make this pie.
  5. Mimi, your passion for citrus is unusual, but really has brought a fresh taste to your recipes. This one is no exception. This is a new and improved version of an American classic comfort food. This apple pie incorporates both something old and something new. The old and traditional combination of cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg with the new addition of lemon zest made this a pie so fresh and fantastic - you'd think your bought at a gourmet bakery. I will be making this again.


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