Today is National Apple Pie Day and later today I plan to bake one just to honor this special day. I’ll start with a Pillsbury Pie Crust unrolled and pressed into a glass pie baking dish. Before you get all persnickety about pre-made pie crusts, you can check out exactly why I do so with a post from a couple of years ago:
Heat your oven to 425 degrees. Next mix in a bowl 6 cups of thinly sliced, peeled apples (from about 6 medium apples and a perfect excuse to use my KitchenAid Mixer peeler/spiralizer) with 3/4 cup sugar, 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour, 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg and 1 Tablespoon lemon juice.
Spoon ingredients into prepared pie plate. Top with another sheet of Pillsbury Ready Crust and crimp all around. Brush top with some melted butter and sprinkle Turbinado sugar to taste. Cut several slits in top crust. Cover crust edges with several two to three inches strips of foil to reduce browning of the crust edge.
Place into pre-heated oven. Remove foil strips after 20 minutes. Bake an additional 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool about 2 hours before serving.
My favorite way to serve is slightly warmed with a thin layer of sharp cheddar cheese on top. Enjoy!
#ATOBTTR update. Way to go to my Cincinnati Reds! You won the Giants series. Take today (Monday) off and get set to face the Chicago Cubs next. Just win each series you play and you will make my World Series prediction a reality. I know you can do it! Go Reds!