Sweet Sundays // Apple Pie

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Happy Fathers Day! If you’re anything like us, you’ll keep it pretty low key. We’ll be going church, taking it easy at home, and eating what better desert than… APPLE PIE. Every dad loves a good pie, right? This is the perfect recipe to celebrate all fathers and hubbys.

…Speaking of papas, my father brought us over 60 apples from his unit (I thought it was just 40 originally…. but there was THIRD layer that I had missed and found upon cutting a bunch up. Yeesh!).  I’m sure apple pie is just one of the many things we’ll be making with these bad boys… but Man oh MAN, is this sweet concoction of flaky crust and subtly crunchy apple UTTERLY amazing! We topped ours off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, paired with a latte of course, and it was a slice of heaven. We used a simple recipe from Taste of Home, and there’s nothing I would alter… it’s completely perfect.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 to 7 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 egg white
  • Additional sugar

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the sugars, flour and spices; set aside. In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Add sugar mixture; toss to coat.
  • Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom crust; trim pastry even with edge. Fill with apple mixture; dot with butter. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie. Place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in pastry.
  • Beat egg white until foamy; brush over pastry. Sprinkle with sugar. Cover edges loosely with foil.
  • Bake at 375° for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake 20-25 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 8 servings.

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{ Happy Fathers Day! – Yes, that’s little me! }