Best of Best Apple Pie
photo by stbarrett7028
- Ready In:
- 1hr 40mins
1 9 inch pie
- 2 1⁄2 lbs rome apples, pared, quarterd, cored and thinly sliced (8 cups, from here through the salt, I double, if your dont' won't gooey and sweet then follow as sta)
- 1⁄3 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1⁄3 cup sugar, granulated
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch or 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 18 inches pie crusts
- 2 tablespoons butter
- water (optional) or milk (optional)
- sugar, for sprinkling (optional)
- Place apples in a large bowl.
- Mix sugars, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a small bowl; Sprinkle dry mixture over apples; toss gently, to mix.
- Let stand until a little juice forms, at least 10 minutes or more.
- Prepare pie crust of your choice.
- Pile apple mixture into pastry; dot with butter
- Place second crust over the apples, and crimp.
- Brush with water or milk if desired.
- Sprinkle with sugar if desired.
- Bake pie at 425 for 40 minutes or until juices bubble through slits and apples are tender.
- If edges are browning too fast cover wth a narrow strip of foil.
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Fabulous. Made this for Christmas Dinner Dessert and everyone loved it. We used Granny Smith apples because I couldn't find Rome in my store. We also took the suggestion and doubled everything and it was gooey and yummy! Since I am not a great dough maker, we used store brand refrigerated pie dough and it was just fine. Hardest part was peeling/coring/slicing all those apples but soooo worth it!
Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe Laura. This certainly does make a lovely tall, gooey, sweet apple pie, that is subtley spiced. Well worth the time and effort to make. The apples sing in this lovely dish. I used a combo of rome, granny smith and empire apples for a truly great apple flavor. (I didn't have enough Rome apples). I will definitely make this again. You were a great Pac baby.
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