Bethany's All-Star Apple Pie
Apples, spices, and a winning crust make this pie a crowd pleaser!
- 5 cups apples peeled and sliced thin
- 1/4 tsp cloves ground
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1 Tbls sugar OPTIONAL, depending on the sweetness of your apples
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbls butter
- 2 Crusts top/bottom
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.The amount of apples you will need differs depending on the size of pie tin you are using. You want them mounding up in a rounded hill when you add them to your crust. You may need more apples then 5 cups to fill your tin. Remember that the apples cook down a lot, so err on the side of too many. Peel, core, and slice your apples.
Add your seasonings and stir until well mixed. Taste an apple slice. Add seasonings as needed to get a great tasting apple. It won't change much after baking, so make sure you love the flavor before it goes into the oven. Add more sugar if it isn't sweet. Depending on the type of apples, you may not need ANY sugar, or you may need more than listed. You can't really go wrong; if you get too strong a flavor going, add more apples.
Allow the apples to juice up while you make your crust or prep your store bought crust.
Dump your apples into your bottom crust in your pie tin.
Add 1 Tbls of butter, cut into pieces, scattered around the fruit.
Add the top crust. Trim and decorate as desired. Scatter some sugar over the top. Bake for 1 hr until the crust is lightly browned around the edge. Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.