This weekend we did one of my favorite fall activities. We went apple picking at the local orchard! I don't know what it is about apple picking that makes me so happy, but it does. :) We decided to do a fun family project with our apples since we picked more than we could eat. We made apple pies for all of our neighbors and delivered them to their doors. It was a really fun project, and I'm very pleased with how the pies turned out. Here are some photos and my apple pie recipe so you can enjoy vicariously. :)
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 t ground nutmeg
1/2 t ground cinnamon
6 cups thinly sliced apples (about 6 medium) - I like to use a variety of different types in the pie.
2 T butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 pkg ready-made refrigerated pie crust (I like Pillsbury)
Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Mix white sugar, flour, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Stir in apples. Turn into pastry-lined 9" pie plate; dot with butter, and sprinkle with brown sugar. Cover with top crust; seal and flute. Cut slits in top crust to vent. Cover edge with foil; remove foil during last 15 minutes of baking. Bake until crust is brown and juice begins to bubble through slits in crust, 40-50 minutes.