The recipe I am going to share with you is so simple I actually considered not sharing it at all.
However, apple pie is my very favorite fall treat and I have been making them like crazy.
You see, I only like apple pies in the fall. I hate with the fiery passion of a thousand dragons guarding their treasure bought apple pies and apple pie filling. They are disgusting and taste nothing like apples. Also contributing to this hatred of them is the fact that I have no tolerance for cinnamon. I don’t like the taste or the smell of it (nutmeg too). Apples are delicious just as they are when they are fresh. Stop messing with them world!
Okay back on point. This is how to make an awesome apple pie.
Step one: Buy the freshest baking apples (tart is better) that you can find. I like to go to local pick your own orchards because growing up we had apple trees and we always picked our own apples. You want the apples to be tart enough that they will blend nicely with the sugar you are going to add, but you don’t want them to be so tart you can’t enjoy them.
Step two: Either make or buy your crust. Obviously making it almost always tastes better. However, in the real world most of us don’t have the time to do it. So do whatever you want.
Step three: Peel, core and slice your apples directly into the pie pan on top of the bottom lay of crust. Do this until you have a mounding pile of apples.
Step four: Sprinkle the apples with a half of a cup of sugar, a fourth cup of flour,about two to three tablespoons of butter placed around the pie, and cinnamon to taste. Cover with the top part of your crust and stab it a few times with a fork then bake until golden brown. About 1 hour.
Step five: Enjoy