Apple Pie - 'Merica

I'm not really a pie maker...I like cakes and muffins and breads and things, but pies? I have never been a huge fan.  Well folks, things change.  I have recently become a lover of pies (part of this admiration for pies may have stemmed from my recent purchase of a Fiesta-ware pie pan), and because it's Fall and The Farmer's family is celebrating Thanksgiving today, I made an apple pie...for the first time! Also, I'm American, and apparently apple pie is "American", or as many local citizens say, "'Merican". Here's to you, America!

I used my Amish cookbook that I have always taken for granted. They have the simplest recipes for everyday types of meals.  If you're a simple, country cooker you will not regret buying this gem.

What you'll need:

-3 c. sliced apples (about 4 apples)
-1 c. sugar
-1 T flour
-2 T rich milk (or whipping cream)
-2 T butter (melted)
-1/2 tsp cinnamon
-1 box of pie crust (I recommend Pillsbury)

If you are more adventurous and would like to make the pie crust from scratch here is their recipe:
Pie Crust:
-3 c. pastry flour
-1 c. shortening
-1/2 c. ice water
-pinch of salt

Mix together flour, shortening and salt, to crumbs.  Cut in water.  Do not over mix.

Now back to the apple pie:

1. Slice and core apples.

2. Take of skins of apples.

3. The recipe tells you to mix apples, flour, sugar and spice together, put in unbaked pie crust and add milk and butter; I mixed flour, sugar, cinnamon, milk and butter together, then mixed in apples and then added to pie crust and it turned out just fine.

4.  I weaved the top of my crust so cut the other pie crust into strips and begin weaving.

5.  Brush egg whites on to the top of the pie crust.

6. Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top as well.

7. Bake at 375 for 40-45 minutes.  I used a stoneware pie pan and because it hold heat better than metal, I set the temperature for 350 and baked for the same amount of time.

8.  Let cool and serve how you like it!

This really is a good recipe and it was so simple.  Enjoy!

Happy "Almost" Thanksgiving,