Apple Pie

Ingredients

1 Box Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crusts (In Refrigerator Section of
Supermarket)
1 - 9 inch or 10 inch Deep Dish Pie Dish
1 Tablespoon melted butter
1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Filling:
1/2 cup flour [plain preferred, self rising is OK]
1/2 cup Whipping Cream or Half & Half
3 tablespoons melted butter
1 egg yolk, beaten lightly
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
6 to 7 cups peeled & cored apples (Jonathans, Rome, Delicious etc.), cut
into
thin slices
juice of 1/2 of 1 fresh lemon
1 3/4 to 2 cups granulated sugar [amount depends on type and sweetness of
apples]
1/8 teaspoon table salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 Egg white, beaten (for brushing top crust)
1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare pie crust according to directions on package for a double crust pie. Brush bottom crust with Tablespoon melted butter Sprinkle bottom crust with a mixture of sugar, cinnamon and black pepper In a small bowl, combine the flour and a little bit of cream or Half & Half, mixing well and making a thick paste. Add rest of milk. Stir well. Add melted butter and beaten egg yolk, combining well with milk/flour mixture. Add Pure Vanilla Extract. Set aside in a warm place.

In a large bowl combine the apples and lemon juice. Toss together well. Add sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and black pepper. Toss well and let sit about 10 minutes. At end of 10 minutes, toss apple mixture again and pour into prepared bottom pie crust. If milk mixture is too thick to pour over apples, add a very small amount of Cream, or Half & Half, or apple juice, or water and stir in well. Pour liquid milk mixture over apple mixture in dish. Cover with top crust. Seal by pressing firmly all around. Brush with beaten egg white. Cut a few wedges out of top crust before baking to vent the pie. Place in a pan large enough to catch any drippings. Bake in preheated oven at 375 degrees F. for about 45 minutes. Sprinkle lightly with granulated sugar combined with ground cinnamon. Continue cooking until pie is golden brown, about 15 minutes longer.


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