laurie's apple pie in the sky

★★★★★ 5
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By Laurie Lenartowicz
from Livingston, TN

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.

★★★★★ 5
serves 8
prep time 45 Min
cook time 1 Hr 15 Min

Ingredients For laurie's apple pie in the sky

  • 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.

How To Make laurie's apple pie in the sky

  • 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.

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