Just about any kind of apple dessert is wonderful this time of year. A big favorite around here is apple crisp - see my recipe here.
But another favorite is good old fashioned easy apple pie, and that's what I want to share today.
This is the recipe from Pillsbury - and I used their refrigerated crusts instead of homemade this time. It is a simple recipe, but a wonderful one! I didn't think about taking photos until I was part way through photos, but here are the steps and the recipe:
First, I thawed out pie crust on counter for 15 minutes. Then I unrolled one crust into bottom of my pie plate. I then took my peeled and sliced apples (I used honey crisps) and tossed them with the filling ingredients I will share below. The only thing I changed in this part is where it calls for 3/4 cup of sugar....I made 1/4 of that brown sugar and the rest (1/2 cup) regular white granulated sugar. Here is the full recipe:
box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
cups thinly sliced, peeled apples (6 medium)
tablespoons all-purpose flour
teaspoon ground cinnamon
teaspoon ground nutmeg
tablespoon lemon juice
Heat oven to 425°F. Place 1 pie crust in ungreased 9-inch glass pie plate. Press firmly against side and bottom. In large bowl, gently mix filling ingredients; spoon into crust-lined pie plate. Top with second crust. Wrap excess top crust under bottom crust edge, pressing edges together to seal; flute. Cut slits or shapes in several places in top crust. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until apples are tender and crust is golden brown. Cover edge of crust with 2- to 3-inch wide strips of foil after first 15 to 20 minutes of baking to prevent excessive browning. Cool on cooling rack at least 2 hours before serving.
I made the filling and crust as instructed. I then used the excess crust that I had from cutting around the edge of the pie crust and rolled it out separately and cut it out into leaf shapes.
I then place the leaves on the center of the top pie crust and cut some slits on the top before baking.
I then brushed on some milk and sprinkled the top with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. I then baked as it's directed above.
Then cut into slices and eat warm topped with vanilla bean or cinnamon ice cream. Yum!! I'm linking with Sherry from The Charm of Home for her Home Sweet Home party.