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moms apple pie

(6 ratings)
Recipe by
Cassie *
Somewhere, PA

My Mother always makes the most delicious Apple pie. I have made her apple pie many all comes down to the taste that the juice the apples, cinnamon and lemon juice makes. This pie has the perfect combination of tartness & sweetness.. With my Aunts crust and my Moms filling, I can't go wrong..Enjoy!! My pics.

(6 ratings)
yield 6 - 8
prep time 25 Min
cook time 1 Hr 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For moms apple pie

  • 2 - 9
    inch pie crusts, unbaked..i use homemade
  • 8 - 10
    granny smith apples, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick ( for deep dish pie) 8 apples should do for a regular 9 in pie plate
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1/3 c
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 4 Tbsp
    lemon juice, or to taste
  • 2 Tbsp
  • milk for top crust ( optional)
  • sugar for top crust ( optional)

How To Make moms apple pie

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400 degree.
  • 2
    Prepare crust if making homemade. If using store bought, place bottom crust into pie plate.
  • 3
    Prepare apples. Peel and slice apples about 1/4 inch thick, place in a medium bowl; add flour, sugars, cinnamon, lemon juice, mix and set aside. (taste after they start making juice). I leave these set for about 15 - 20 minutes, then stir again and taste. If the juice is too sour, add some more sugar. It should be somewhat tart.
  • 4
    Place the bottom crust in pie plate, having some overhang, spoon the apples and juice in. I heap mine; they will cook down, so make sure you have your dish heaped, but not running over. Top with pieces of butter.
  • 5
    Now, carefully top the apples with the other crust. Fold top crust under the edge of the bottom crust. Use a fork or fingers to pinch the crusts together.
  • 6
    I brush the top with milk, sprinkle with sugar, and cut several slits to vent.
  • 7
    Bake at 400 degree F. for 15 minutes; I cover the crust with foil to keep from getting too brown. Make sure you place foil under the pie as it the juices may leak out. Reduce heat to 350 degree F. and bake for another 50 to 55 minutes. I take a thin knife and slide it through one of the venting holes to make sure apples are tender. I made one deep dish and one regular 9 in. pie. You may need to bake a deep dish a few minutes longer, obviously there are more apples to cook.
  • 8
    Let cool on cooling rack. Cover and refrigerate pie till ready to serve. Cover left over pie and refrigerate.