Apple Pie

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The last time I made this the apples were a little undercooked. I made 2 pies. Perhaps drop down to 4.5 pounds of apples or cut them more finely or bake it a little longer

  • 2.5 pounds (any combination of sour) apples peeled, cored, and sliced 1/4 inch thick (I use an apple corer and then slice each slice once more)
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

combine the above in a bowl and let macerate for 2 hours at room temp then put in a strainer for 30 min until 1/2 cup of juice is collected

microwave 2 tablespoons unsalted butter with the juices for 7 minutes until reduced to about 1/3 cup

mix apples with 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch (i.e., a sprinkle) then mix in the reduced juices

put in pie and bake at 425 until done (~55 minutes). At 30 minutes, can try to put foil around the edges of the pie to prevent the crust from burning although I can never get the foil to stay on.

notes: I usually buy frozen bottom crusts and make the top crust: Pie Crust

I usually make 2 pies at once since it is a lot of work to slice the apples, make the crust, clean up, etc.