Delicious Easy Apple Pie Recipe is a simple old fashioned recipe made with fresh apples.
It is not too sweet or spicy and cooked in a deep dish flaky pie crust, brushed with yummy, cream sugar glaze.
This recipe came from my twin sister
Martha, who got them from our aunt who baked delectable cakes and pies to
sell from her home for over 50 years.
The second recipe is also easy, but slightly different.
It contains a hint of orange, making it a great choice for holiday baking.
I included a list of best cooking apples for your convenience.
Place one pie crust in deep dish pie pan.
Put apples in a large mixing bowl.
Mix together sugars, flour and spices and sprinkle over apples.
Toss until evenly coated.
Grease deep dish pie pan and place the
bottom crust in pan.
Carefully place apple mixture in crust heaping
them a little in the center.
Dot with butter.
Place top crust on top of
Trim around edges
leaving 1/2 inch overhang.
Tuck edges of top crust under edges of bottom
crust and press around edge with tines of a fork, sealing the edges.
Brush top and edges of crust with cream.
Sprinkle the 2 tablespoons sugar
With a sharp knife, make several slits in crust near the center.
That lets steam escape and prevents juices from running over into your oven.
Bake in a preheated oven 425 F. 35-40 minutes until top is golden brown.
Squeeze orange juice into a mixing bowl.
Slice apples into juice and toss.
Place bottom crust in greased pie pan.
Place apples in crust.
Mix together one cup sugar, flour and spices.
Sprinkle over apples.
Dot with butter.
Brush top edge of bottom crust with 1/2 of the milk.
Place on top crust and seal around edges with the tines of a fork.
Brush top with remaining milk.
Sprinkle sugar on top and around rim.
Bake in a preheated oven 350 F. for 35-40 minutes until golden brown.
Cooking apples are usually more tart than what we generally call eating apples.
They hold their shape better and shouldn't become too mushy when baked.
Some apple varieties may not be available in your grocery store at all times due to the season of the apple.
If you don't find any one of these varieties in your store, ask the produce manager for guidance.
Apples were not native to America as many folks think.
The first recorded record of apple pie was in England in 1381, not America.
When someone says some type of food is as American as Apple Pie, I think they are saying this food is popular and has spread all over America.
That is my personal opinion.
When I was growing up in the late 1930s to early 1950s, Mama only made what our family called Apple Pies, on top of the stove in a skillet, therefore they were actually Fried Apple Pies.
To make her pies, Mama would roll out a pie crust about the size of saucer, fill it with the cooked apples, fold it over into a half-moon shape and fry it in an iron skillet until it browned.
She would then flip her apple pies over and cook the other sides until they browned.
She always served the apple pies hot and we never had any leftovers.
I can still remember sitting at our table waiting for Mama to finish cooking them.
Oh, such great memories!