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Old Fashioned Apple Pie
Always delicious but even better with a big scoop of vanilla bean or cinnamon ice cream. Old Fashioned Apple Pie has been around since there have been apples. Ever since Johnny Appleseed spread his apple seeds people have been making everything apples. Apples have been used in everything from wine, cider, pies, breads, vinegar and just about everything in between. Don’t forget the cinnamon flavored ice cream!
More Than One
Apples Apples and More Apples
Grown in temperature zones throughout the world, apple varieties number in the thousands. Apples range in color from lemony yellow to bright-yellow green to crimson red. Their textures range from tender to crisp, their flavors from sweet to tart and from simple to complex. They’re available year-round but are at their best in Autumn. Buy firm, well-colored apples with a fresh never musty fragrance. The skins should be smooth and free of bruises and gouges.
An Apple A Day
Apples are a good source of fiber and vitamins A and C. They’re also rich in the powerful flavonoid quercetin, which acts as an antioxidant and may prevent some cancers. “An apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away” is an old saying but there might be some truth to that saying also. Apples are packed full of good for you vitamins, fiber and are naturally low in calories. They are said to protect against heart disease and can protect your arteries.
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon apple pie spice or allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 6 cups about 6 medium sliced, peeled cooking apples
- 1 tablespoon butter
- beaten egg and sugar
- 1 box refrigerated pie crusts softened as directed on box
Heat oven to 425º Place one pie crust in the bottom of an ungreased 9-inch glass pie plate. Press firmly against sides and bottom.
In large bowl, toss together sugar, flour, cinnamon, apple pie spice, salt, lemon juice and apples. Spoon into crust lined pie plate. Dot with butter. Top with second crust.
Wrap excessive top crust under bottom crust edge, pressing edges together with tines of fork to seal. Cut 4 slits in top crust. Brush top crust with beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar.
Cover edge of crust with a 2 to 3 inch strip of foil to prevent excessive browning. Remove foil after 20 minutes of baking time.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until apples are tender and crust is golden brown.
We made Old Fashioned Apple Pie with Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crust