How to Make an Apple Pie

Apple pie is an all around favorite. This popular dessert is eaten on holidays, during special events, and just for fun! In order to learn how to make this delicious dessert, read on!


  • Pie crusts
  • 8 cups cooking apples (pared, cored, quartered, sliced thin)
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • ⅓ granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • Extra milk (for top crust)
  • Extra sugar (for top crust)
  • Extra cinnamon (optional)


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    Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit/220 degrees Celsius.
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    In a small bowl, mix sugars, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
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    Place apples in a large bowl and sprinkle sugar mixture and cinnamon over apples.
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    Toss gently and let stand for ten minutes or until a little juice forms.
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    Prepare pie crusts in a nine-inch pie plate. When trimming edge, leave 12 inch (1.3 cm) overhang.
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    Place pile of apple-sugar mixture into bottom pastry/crust and drop in clumps of butter or margarine.
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    Moisten overhanging edge of bottom pastry before placing top pastry and trimming overhang to one inch. Press overhanging edges, turning under, to seal them together around the edge of the pie. Then pinch edge to stand up and finish with fluted edges or use a fork and press the dough downward to form a flat edge with the fork tines.optional.
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    With a sharp paring knife, cut decorative slits on the top of the pastry to allow steam to escape. If you want a crispy top, brush top of pastry with a little milk and sprinkle with some sugar.
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    Place pie in preheated oven (425 degrees Fahrenheit/220 degrees Celsius ) and bake for 40 minutes. Pie is ready when apples are tender and juice bubbles through slits of top crust. Watch to make sure that the edge of the crust does not brown too early. Cover edges of crust with narrow strips of foil if necessary.
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    Once the pie is done, take it out of the oven and let cool for about 15 minutes before serving.
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    Enjoy this delicious dessert!
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  • Place a foil-covered cookie sheet on oven rack below the pie pan to catch any overflow during baking.
  • You may substitute lattice-work crust or crumb topping (5 c. sugar, 1 c. flour, 1 st. butter) in place of top pastry.
  • Eat the pie warm with two scoops of vanilla ice cream and/or whipped cream if desired.
  • You may get better results if you lower the temperature and cook longer such as putting it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit/180 degrees Celsius for one hour.

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