I have been trying to find the perfect Apple Pie! They either come out too soupy or too dry. I came up with the idea of mixing raisins and oat meal with the apples. I like lots of cinnamon and nutmeg. I found that the apple pie mixture in a can , just doesn't have the right flavor. So by mixing fresh apples and the canned apples.. plus the oat meal and spices. Turns out to make one, tasty pie! But don't be in a hurry for this one. Set your taste-buds for one week…then ENJOY!
Peel fresh apples. Core and cut into bite size pieces
In a large bowl: mix together, fresh apples, raisins,canned apple pie mixture, cinnamon , nutmeg, oat meal and sugar.
Once apples are mixed, place in a large ziplock bag. I like to use the ziplock bags, because they take up less room in my frig.
Let the apple-mixture stay in your refrigerator for at least a week. That gives the oat's time to soften and the spices to soak into the fruit.
After the apples have soaked, bring two-pieced pie dough and bag-o-apples to room temperature. Set your oven to 425.
Pull out your favorite pie pan. Place one piece of the pie dough into the bottom for the pie pan. Fill with apple mixture.
Place second piece of pie dough over apple mixture. With a knife; make several small slices on the top of the pie, for venting. I like to spray a little bit of Pam on the top of the pie and sprinkle a sugar & cinnamon mixture on top.
To prevent burning of the pie edges: place foil on the pie edges. Bake for 10 mins at 425. Then turn your oven down to 350 for a remaining 40 minutes. Let cool, enjoy!