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A simple apple pie recipe can bring so much pleasure during the holiday season. With Yule coming up quick, it’s time to start thinking about what recipes you’ll be using to feed your friends and family. This one is perfect!
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 6 tart apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons whiskey or vanilla extract
- 2 (9-inch) unbaked pie crusts
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Prepare pie crust and put bottom layer of crust into a 9-inch pie pan.
In a small bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Place sliced apples in a large bowl and sprinkle with the sugar mixture. Toss mixture until apples are completely coated. Spoon apples into the pie crust.
Dot the apples with butter or margarine and sprinkle the whiskey/vanilla on top. Put on the top layer pie crust and crimp closed. Make several slits in top of crust to vent.
Bake for 10 minutes. Lower oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake for another 40 minutes.
For witches, apples have magical correspondences including knowledge of healing, protection from evil spirits, wisdom in love matters, and more.
Apples are used in magic spells for love, immortality, friendship, healing, symbolizes the soul, fertility, vanity, beauty, wealth, abundance, prosperity, good fortune, luck, happiness, health, peace, tranquility, contentment, joyfulness, and many others.
This recipe is a great way to use up some of those apples that are starting to go bad before they spoil. It’s easy to make and will give you plenty of leftovers to enjoy throughout the week.
Tips For Your First Time Making Apple Pie
While this apple pie recipe is simple, beginner bakers may want to consider these tips:
- Read the recipe through completely before beginning. This will help you familiarize yourself with the ingredients and steps involved.
- Gather all of your ingredients and tools before beginning. This will help the baking process go more smoothly.
- Preheat your oven before getting started. This will help ensure that your pie cooks evenly.
- Follow the recipe to the letter. Do not try to change it. With baking, even a small change can result in an entirely different outcome.
- Be patient. Baking takes time, so do not be tempted to open the oven door frequently in order to check on the progress of your pie. Every time you do, heat escapes and can cause your pie to become overcooked or uneven.
- Choose the right apples: While you can use any type of apple that you like, firmer apples are better for baking because they hold their shape and don’t turn to mush when cooked. Granny Smith apples are a good choice, but you can also use Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious, or Braeburn apples.
- Let your pie cool completely before serving: This will give the filling time to set up so that it isn’t runny when you slice into it.