The Best Apple Pie Recipe — Perfect for 4th of July!
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What's more American than apple pie?! In honor of 4th of July I have the most delicious apple pie recipe to share with you! This recipe has been in our family for generations and it's one of my all-time favorites. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family and I do!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
  • 8 - 9 Granny Smith apples peeled and thinly sliced (I use a mandoline slicer)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • Pads of butter
  • 1-1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • Small amount of milk and sugar
  1. In a large bowl combine sliced apples with lemon juice. Add all other filling ingredients and toss lightly.
  2. After thoroughly mixing, place apples in a colander to drain the cinnamon sugar mixture. Retain ½ cup of this juice mixture. (This will later be used on top of the apples once they are placed in the bottom pie crust-lined pan.) Next spoon the apple mixture in the pie crust-lined pan. Add 1-1/2 Tablespoons of cornstarch on top of apple mixture.
  3. Spray a microwavable measuring cup with non-stick spray and add the ½ cup cinnamon sugar mixture and 2 Tablespoons cubed butter. Boil the mixture for 8 minutes in microwave to reduce to ⅓ cup. Drizzle this sticky mixture on top of the apples.
  4. Place pads of butter on top of filling and then add top crust.
  5. Cut 6 - 8 small slits in the top crust to release steam.
  6. Spoon a small amount of milk on the top crust and sprinkle with sugar.
  7. Use a pie shield to protect the edges from becoming too brown.
  8. Bake in a preheated pan lined with parchment paper.
  9. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes and then reduce the temperature to 350 degrees for 45 - 55 minutes.
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