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October 02, 2012

The Greatest Apple Pie You'll Ever Have

Lets talk about apple pie. Why wouldn't we talk about apple pie? Apple pie is everything. Apple pie is the epitome of fall. Apple pie makes the earth rotate and is the number 1 cause for smiles across America. 

That's an actual statistic, btw.

To be honest, though, I suck at making pie crust. Suck in the sense that I've never actually attempted it and probably never will because it scares the victoria secret pants off of me. Translation: I'll probably try next week. But probably not.

Because so, I've found the best store-bought version after many attempts at trying to find a decent one. The secret to apple pie is in the filling, and that's where you can't skimp. Put the can away, and make this stuff fresh. It's easy, quick, and you'll never look back.

Let make apple pie.

best apple pie

1 pre-made pie crust (i use pillsbury)
8 apples (preferably 2-3 different types)
1 lemon
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoons cinnamon
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 stick butter
1 egg, beated

Preheat your oven to 375.
if using pre-made pie crust, take it out of the fridge to thaw for 30 minutes.
peel and cut your apples into slices. it helps if you have someone to help you peel while you slice, or vice versa. add them to a bowl, then squeeze the juice from your lemon on top of apple slices to prevent them from turning brown. add your cup of sugar, and then mix everything up until the apples appear wet. sugar really helps bring out the natural juices in apples, so trust, they will look wet! 

sprinkle in your cinnamon and nutmeg and toss everything to coat. add in your 3 tablespoons of cornstarch and mix until it is no longer visible.

roll out your bottom pie in a greased 9 x 2 pie pan, and pour in your apple mixture. slice up your 1/2 stick of butter, and dot it around on top of apples. roll out your top pie crust and pinch the edges to mesh wit the bottom crust. using a knife, mark the top of your pie with a design to let air escape as it bakes.

brush your beaten egg on top of your pie to ensure a golden crust, then bake in the oven for 1 hour.

allow to cook for a few minutes, then slice up and serve.