Laurie's Apple Pie in the Sky

Laurie Lenartowicz Recipe

By Laurie Lenartowicz llenartowicz

I love the smell of my house when there is an apple pie baking. It seems to linger in the air for days.

I use Granny Smith apples as they always hold up very well for baking. If using a sweeter apple, decrease the amount of sugar by 1/8 of a cup. The Granny Smith apples are tart so the two sugars add a nice flavor that allows the taste of the apple to shine through, nicely.

I call it Apple Pie in the Sky because my family is always over the moon when I bake this dessert.


Recipe Rating:
 5 Ratings
Serves:
8
Prep Time:
Cook Time:

Ingredients

8
peeled and sliced granny smith apples
1/4 c
packed light brown sugar
1/4 c
white granulated sugar
2 tsp
bottled apple pie spice
2 Tbsp
cold butter cut into small pieces
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1 Tbsp
milk
1 pkg
all ready pie crust for a double crusted pie. you may use any pie crusts that you make or buy. pie crust isn't my thing so i use the store bought crusts that you unroll.

Directions

1
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Place the oven rack in the center position. Prepare a baking sheet with aluminum foil to prevent oven spills.
2
Unroll and place the bottom pie crust in a 10" deep dish pie plate.
3
Peel, core and thinly slice the apples in a large bowl. Add in the sugars, spice and flour. Toss well to evenly coat.
4
Pour the apples into the prepared crust in the pie pan. Dot the top of the apple mixture with the butter.
5
Place the top crust over the apples. Dampen the bottom edge of the top crust with a little water. Tuck the top edge under the bottom pastry edge and press to seal. You may flute the edge all around with a decorative pattern or a dinner fork.
6
Brush the top crust with milk using your fingers or a pastry brush. Cut a few steam vents in the top crust with a sharp knife in some all over pattern or random fashion.
7
Place the pie on the foil lined cookie sheet and place into 450 degree oven for 15 minutes. Place some foil over the edges of the crust to prevent over-browning. Lower oven to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 50-60 minutes until the apples are bubbling and the crust is nicely browned.
NOTE: Remove the foil from the edges of the crust 10 minutes before the pie is done to get a nice even color.
8
Allow the pie to cool and serve with whipped cream or ice cream. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.