It’s Great American Pie month and that means you have a great excuse to make a pie. You can also use the pie to celebrate that new RV you just got from Link RV Direct of Minong, so be sure you have the ingredients for the best apple pie you’ve ever made.
Great American Apple Pie
- 3 pounds hard, sweet apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- 1 cup sugar, granulated
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- 2 tsp. Cinnamon
- 1 tsp. Nutmeg
- 1 tsp. Ground cloves
- ½ tsp. Salt
- 2 tbs. Cornstarch
- 2 tbs. Cold water
- Your favorite pie crust, homemade or frozen
Cook the apples, sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture starts to thicken. Mix the cornstarch with the water and add it to the apple mixture while stirring. Bring the mixture to a boil and then lower the heat to medium low. Cook for about 5 minutes. If the mixture still looks too thin, add another tablespoon of cornstarch and water mix and cook for a few minutes. Let the mixture cool. It will thicken more as it cools.
At this point, you can either freeze the mixture to use later or put the cooled mixture into the pie crust. Paint the top of the pie crust with egg wash (1 egg and a tablespoon of water, mixed well). Sprinkle the top with cinnamon and sugar. Cut 1-inch vent holes in the crust. Cover the edges of the crust with aluminum foil. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 60 to 70 minutes. Remove the foil for the last 15 minutes.
Options: Substitute 4 cups of blueberries for the apples. Do not use any spices. Increase the white sugar to 2 cups and delete the brown sugar.
Substitute about 4 cups pitted cherries. Do not use any spices and increase the white sugar to 2 cups. Delete the brown sugar.
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