"A classic apple pie takes a shortcut with easy Pillsbury® unroll-fill refrigerated pie crust." — Pillsbury®
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Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
thinly sliced, peeled apples
To solve the issue of having a "running" pie, Alton Brown suggests letting the apples draini(once you add the sugar) in a collendar for one hour then proceed with your recipe using the drained apples. I did this and sure enough, no running or over liquid apple pie!
little too lemony for our taste
I have been using this recipe for 40 years...and my mother before that. Only difference I saw was we use 1 tsp of cinnamon and don't use the lemon juice....I may try that. We dot the top of the apples with butter before placing on the top crust. Then I sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top. For those who are home crust makers (me for 39 years) I use these Betty Crocker crusts....only take a little of my whole wheat flour, spread on a board and roll the crusts just a little thinner...and people think I still make my own. Smile.
For the best results dot the top of the apples with butter before putting on the top crust. Also, try using several different varities of apple, such as Golden Delicious, Gala, York etc. in the same pie. It really adds depth of flavor. Sometimes,instead on lemon juice, I throw a handful of fresh cranberries on top of the apples to give it the tartness and flavor of fall.
I am 63 years old and have never made an apple pie without using the canned fruit pie filling. I had 4 small Granny Smith and 2 large Jonathon apples on hand that needed to be used so I made the pie with those. I followed the recipe exactly as originally posted, except I did use 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup of white sugar, because I love the flavor of brown sugar. I also sprinkled some cinnamon/sugar on the top after giving it a light milk wash. This pie is fabulous and I highly recommend it to even the novice cook. I doubt I will ever make an apple pie again without using this recipe.
being from new england, we are fussy about our apple pies. now is the season for picking and let me tell you..this is the one!! loved it!!
I've made this pie for more years then I can say. It's requested of me at every outting. The flavor can't be beat. On top of this, I've used the Pillsbury pie crust ever since it was put on the market. Why go to all the trouble when this is just as good as homemade. I do tweek the recipe a bit and I know you'll find wonderful results with this. I put dabbs of butter on top of the apples before layering the top crust. Once the top crust is in place and crimped, I brush the top with egg yolk. You can either sprinkle with colored sugar or leave alone. The color of your pie will be a beautiful golden color. It doesn't change the flavor, but it sure enhances the appearance. Your pie will be the most beautiful around.
Very nice. I blind baked the base crust, coated with egg white and baked another 5 minutes. Added cranberries and walnuts to the filling. Delish. Base was nice and crunchy, not soggy as it sometimes gets with an apple pie. Will make again next week for Thanksgiving.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Perfect Apple Pie
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 126
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