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How to make a Nice Apple Pie


Nothing says autumn like a nice apple pie. Have at room temperature your favorite pie shell, either store bought or homemade.



  • 1 Cup Flour – all purpose
  • 1/3 Cup Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ Cup Butter – cold and diced
  • Pinch of Salt



  • 2 1/2 – 3 lbs. Apples – mixed, Granny Smith and Macintosh, Gala
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbs Flour – all purpose
  • ¼ Tsp Salt
  • 1 ½ Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ – ½ Tsp Ground Nutmeg



  1. Pre-heat oven to 400º with rack in center of oven.
  2. With a fork prick the prepared pie shell, line with parchment paper and fill with pie weights or beans.
  3. Bake 10 minutes, remove weights and paper and bake an additional 5 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool.
  4. Peel, core and cut apples into fairly thin slices and toss the slices in a bowl with the sugars, flour, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  5. Pour into the cooled pie shell, mounding the apples in the center of the shell.



  1. In a processor, blend the flour, sugars, salt and cinnamon.
  2. Add the diced butter pieces and process until the mixture is moist.
  3. Sprinkle the topping all over the apples.
  4. Place pie on baking sheet and bake 40 mins.
  5. Reduce temperature to 350º, cover with foil when getting too brown and bake 30-35 minutes longer until you see the juices bubbling.
  6. Cool on wire rack.
  7. Serve the apple pie with ice cream!

Buon Mangiata!


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