mmm goodness and so simple! i promise, this is so SO simple! don’t be intimidated to bake. lord knows i’m much more comfortable cooking as opposed to baking where it’s more feeling and less science, but this is so simple, i can make it from memory. here is what you need:
4-5 mid sized apples (i use golden delicious because the delicious is in the name!), 1/2 c sugar, 1/2 brown sugar, sprinkles of cinnamon and nutmeg (to taste), pinch of salt, juice of half a lemon, 2 tbps butter cubed up and if you’re like me and lazy when you start baking a pie at 9PM, Jiffy Pie mix.
make the pie crust according to the box’s instructions (hint the box says add water, one tbsp at a time and stir with a fork. i told you this was easy!). the key is to not add too much water and have it get soggy. slow and steady my little turtles!
break the dough into two balls (i like to cheat it a little and not split them 50/50, more like 55/45 so that the bottom is a little larger and goes all the way up the sides of the pie plate. put a whole mess of flour on the counter top and start rolling with your favorite rolling pin. it doesn’t have to be perfect, the ragged edges show people that you made this from scratch. enjoy it!
plop it into the pie plate
be very glad you’re wearing an apron and did not get all that flour on your very nice, expensive t-shirt from old navy that you got on clearance.
start peeling those apples! i like to challenge myself to peel an apple in one giant peel. sadly on this attempt at pie making i failed. but that is why there will always be more pies in my future… then start slicing them up, put them in a bowl and sprinkle the lemon juice over them to keep them crisp and delicious.
mix all of your dry ingredients (sugars, spices, etc) in another bowl and then tell them to get ready for more action than prom night: apples + spices & sugar = PIE
throw ‘em in the pie plate, put the butter on top, roll out the other half of the dough and place on top
60 minutes at 375 degrees later…
oh and because i’m fancy, i did an egg wash with sugar in the last 10 minutes of cooking (crack an egg in a bowl, mix it up, add a lil bit of water and spread on the top then sprinkle generously with sugar)