Making a Mile High Apple Pie
The secret to this mile high apple pie is 4 pounds of seasoned apples piled high in the center of the pan. By following the instructions you too can bake up a gorgeous and delicious pie that does not drip all over the oven. Enjoy without the cleanup.
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I have always been the pie maker in the family! My favorite one to make is the Mile High Apple Pie. It's my masterpiece! I will show you what I do with a few secret important things.
- 4 lb apples (I use only McIntosh), peeled, cut in quarters, cored, sliced
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 3 Tbsp flour
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- dash of salt
- 3 Tbsp butter, cut into small pieces
- pie crusts*
- a large pie dish
- 1 beaten egg
*I buy ready made crust. To me, pie crust is pie crust no matter how it is made. It gives me more time to make what I do best!
- After slicing all the apples into a bowl, add flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, butter pieces and salt, then stir gently to coat all the apples evenly.
- Roll out one crust larger than it is, gently lift from cutting board and place into the pie dish. Smoothing evenly over the bottom and over the edges.
- Put all the apples in the dish! Now here is one hint to making it a higher pie! You pile the apples in the center first. As you are putting more apples in, continue piling the middle. You will find a space around the apples and the crust. That's good! Your pie will not spill over, and you will have a high pie!
- Now, roll out the second crust as like you did the first, a little larger! Then carefully lift the crust and place it over the top of the pie. Making sure it is evenly draped enough from edge to edge.
- Now, with two fingers, pinch together the two crusts and do this all around the pie.
- Then take a knife and make two small slits in the top of the pie in three places around the center.
- Now, take the beaten egg (called an egg wash) with clean hands rub the egg over the whole pie! This will give the pie a beautiful golden shine when cooked.
- 6. Put into a 400 degree oven for 40-50 minutes or until golden brown!
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