Easy Homemade Apple Pies

Overview

No other dish seems as distinctly American as apple pie. Generations of women--and men--have labored in the kitchen to make this sweet and aromatic dessert for family and friends. But these days, making apple pie doesn't have to be as labor intensive or time consuming. The website MomsWhoThink.com provides a recipe for simple, delicious homemade apple pie. Store-bought crust eliminates the need to make and roll out pastry dough. Use firm, sweet apples, such as Fuji or Jonagold.

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Wash the apples and pat dry. Core the apples. Slice them thinly, about 1/4- to 1/3-inch thick, enough for six cups.

Step 2

Mix together sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, flour and salt in a medium or large bowl. Stir in apples and toss to coat.

Step 3

Layer the apple mixture in premade pie crust that's in the pan. Add thin slices of butter on top. Carefully lay the second pie crust over the filling, overlapping the edges about a half inch. Pinch the top and bottom crusts together to seal.

Step 4

Cut slits in the top to let steam escape.

Step 5

Bake the pie in the oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

Step 6

Remove from oven and let rest on a wire rack until cool.

Things You'll Need

  • Mixing bowls and utensils
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Two 9-inch pie crusts
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • Dash of salt
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • Apples, enough for six cups thinly sliced
  • Wire rack
  • Sharp knife

References

  • MomsWhoThink: Easy Apple Pie Recipe
  • Mahalo: How To Make Flawless Pie Crust
  • EasyApplePie.com
  • PickYourOwn.org: All About Apple Varieties - Which to Pick and Why
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About this Author

Lauren Wise has more than eight years' experience as a writer, editor, copywriter and columnist. She specializes in food, wine, music and pop culture. Her writing has appeared in various magazines, including "Runway," "A2Z," "Scottsdale Luxury Living" and "True West." Wise holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Arizona State University.