Thanksgiving = Perfect Apple Pie

Happy almost Thanksgiving! I’m so excited to go home and spend time with our families this week (not to mention enjoy a day off Thursday). I am bringing my famous apple pie to the festivities and I thought I would share it with you in case you need to whip up a last minute dessert.

I made this pie the first year Michael and I were married when I was on a kick of trying new recipes. It’s from my 1976 Better Homes & Gardens New Cook Book that my grandmother gave me. It really is called “Perfect Apple Pie” and you can never go wrong with this recipe. It’s simple and tastes like your grandma made it.

Photo Credit: Novel Eats

Perfect Apple Pie

– 6-8 tart Granny Smith apples, pared, cored, and thinly sliced (6 cups)
– 3/4 cup sugar
– 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
– 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
– dash of ground nutmeg
– Pastry for 2-crust 9″ pie (store brand works just fine)
– 2 Tbsp. butter

1. Combine sugar, flour, spices, and dash of salt; mix with apples.
2. Line 9-inch pie plate with pastry, fill with apple mixture, and dot with butter.
3. Adjust top crust, cutting slits for escape of steam; seal along edges.
4. Sprinkle with sugar.
5. Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes or until done.

Note: Don’t use the canned apples! I swear it’s not as good. If you feel up to it, cut your top pie pastry into strips and create a weave pattern (it looks amazing and ensures you look like you slaved over your pie).

Happy baking, turkey eating, and football watching!