Something that immediately comforts my family is warm apple pie with ice cream. This is a special treat you can whip up without even thinking and it is sure to please your family. Either as an afterschool, afternoon snack or a dessert after dinner, apple pie is best served warm, just out of the oven. What I love about apple pie is that it does not have to be complicated. Friends, I do not make my own pie dough. You don’t need to! Having a few Tenderflake deep dish pie shells on hand in the freezer is an easy way to be ready to make apple pie whenever the mood hits you.
I usually like to make a sky-high pie, loaded with diced apples, but a standard pie is just as delicious. I don’t have a preference of apple, so I use whatever is in the house. Generally, that is Gala, McIntosh or Cortland apples. (I save my Honeycrisp apples to eat because they are so delicious on their own!). The best part about apple pie is that you can save the apples that will not be eaten by your children because they are starting to wilt or are slightly bruised.
For this easy apple pie you will need:
- 8-10 apples, peeled and diced
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup sugar
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 egg
- Remove a package of two pie shells from the freezer and place them side by side to thaw out.
- Prepare your apples in a bowl, then mix them with the nutmeg, sugar and cinnamon.
- Now the easy part – place the mixture in one pie shell and then place the second shell over the apples.
- Make an egg wash and brush it over the top shell.
- Then cut out a few triangles in the shell (to let steam escape).
Bake for approximately 30 minutes at 375° and you will have delicious apple pie for your family. Enjoy!
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