-8 to 9 apples (make sure it’s a mix of honey crisp and granny smith apples)
-Pillsbury Pie Crust (2 packages – I used two for the top crust: 1 for decorating and one for the basket weave-see pictures for details)
-6 tablespoons of flour
-1 cup of sugar
-1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
-3/4 teaspoons of cinnamon
- a dot of margarine
-1 egg and a dash of water
1. Turn oven onto 400 degrees F.
2. Peel and slice the apples and place into bowl
3. In separate bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients together.
4. Gradually begin to mix the dry ingredients into the sliced apples bowl and mix in.
5. Take 1 package of the pie crust and place into the pie pan- make sure it is smooth without bumps.
6. Add the apples into the pie pan.
7. Place a few dots of margarine around the pie in about 4 different places.
8. Take the 2nd page of the pie crust and place on a flat surface. Slice into stripes (see picture) and create a basket weave across the apples. You don’t have to do a basket weave if you don’t want to. You can just place on top and close on the edges but this makes the pie have a decorative twist.
9. With the 3rd pie crust, you take any kind of decorative cookie cutter and punch out the shapes of your choice. I use these great punch out cookie cutter leaves from William Sonoma.
10. After decorating the pie, brush an egg wash on top of the pie. The egg wash consists of just 1 egg and a splash of water. This will give your pie a nice golden brown color.
11. Bake for about 35-40 minutes until the top is fully lightly browned.
This recipe is very easy, and I hope it becomes a part of your families tradition like it has mine!!