Ned's Apple Pie

Apple Pie
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  • 60 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 8 Servings

This classic 2 crust apple pie is an excellent choice for a holiday dinner or special occasion. Use ready-made pastry for the crust or use our all-butter pastry or food processor pastry.

The filling is made with part brown sugar, a little lemon juice, and a blend of cinnamon and other spices. 

What You'll Need

  • 4 large cooking apples, about 2 pounds (to make 6 cups sliced apples)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • dash nutmeg
  • dash allspice or ground cloves
  • pastry for a 2-crust 9-inch pie
  • 2 tablespoons butter

How to Make It

  1. Peel, quarter, and core apples; cut into 1/4-inch slices (should have 6 cups). Toss with the lemon juice in a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine granulated sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground cloves; pour over the apples and toss to coat.
  3. Prepare pastry. Roll half of pie pastry to a 12-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Fit pastry into a 9-inch pie plate; trim overhang to 1/2-inch.
  1. Spoon apples into the prepared pastry shell; cut butter into very small pieces and sprinkle over the apples.
  2. Roll out remaining pastry to an 11-inch circle. Cut several slits in pastry to allow steam to escape. Cover pie and trim overhang to 1/2-inch. Turn edges under flush with the rim; flute all around to make a stand-up edge.
  3. Bake pie at 425 F for 40 minutes, or until top is golden brown and juices are bubbling up. Cool on a wire rack.

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