Easy Apple Pie Recipe
The expression that something is as “American as Apple Pie” is a rather interesting one considering neither apple pie recipes or apples for that matter were native to America. Apple pie recipes were brought to America by the Dutch, British and Swedes. Apple trees also had to be brought over as the only variety of apple native to America was the crabapple. Years had to pass before the trees grew to the point where they yielded apples and apple pie could be baked in America.
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Apple Pie Ingredients:
1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 6 to 7 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches, we use the Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts 2 count package)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 large egg white
- Additional sugar
- In a small bowl, combine the sugars, flour and spices; set aside.
- In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Add sugar mixture; toss to coat.
- Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom crust; trim pastry even with edge.
- Fill with apple mixture; dot with butter.
- Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie. Place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in pastry.
- Beat egg white until foamy; brush over pastry. Sprinkle with sugar. Cover edges loosely with foil.
- Bake at 375° for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake 20-25 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly.
- Cool on a wire rack.