The autumn leaves are changing and the air is crisp. So what better time to indulge in a classic treat, a homemade apple pie. Here is a simply, yet delicious recipe to satisfy those cravings and impress everyone at the dinner table.
12 Macintosh apples cored and sliced
¾ cup sugar, plus additional for pie top
1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 large egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 halves pie dough ( Read blog on how to make pie dough)
Heat oven to 375 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll out pie crush into two equal circles to a diameter slightly larger than the 9-inch pie tin. Place one pastry circle into the pie tin. Place the other circle into plastic wrap. Chill all pastry until firm, about 30 minutes.
With an apple core (or paring knife) core apples in equal slices leaving the skin on.
In a large frying pan, combine apples, sugar and spices. Cook on medium heat 10-15 minutes dissolving the sugar and spices into the apple mixture. Stir every few minutes to avoid sticking or burning.
Once mixture is soft pour into pie tin. Add butter and cover with remain pie dough. Pinch edges of the dough top and bottom creating a seal. Then cut vents into the top allowing steam to escape. Bush pie with beaten egg to brown and add remaining sugar.
Bake for about 1 hour until gold brown and the juice from the apples bubble to the top of the vents. Cool on a wire rack and serve. Enjoy!