A Very Apple Pie Recipe



  1. 1 pkt pie crust mix (11 ounce.) or possibly 1 pkg. frzn deep dish pie crust or possibly one scratch two-layer pie crust
  2. 1 x egg yolk
  3. 2 Tbsp. apple jelly
  4. 2 c. apple cider
  5. 1 c. sugar
  6. 3 lb tart cooking apples such as Granny Smith
  7. 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  8. 2 Tbsp. butter or possibly margarine


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Prepare crust according to directions and place bottom layer in a deep dish pie pan.
  3. Make filling: In large skillet (10 to 12-inch), combine cider and sugar, bring to boiling, stirring till sugar dissolves.
  4. Boil uncovered, 15 min.
  5. Pare and core apples; slice 1/4-inch thick (about 10 c.).
  6. Sprinkle with lemon juice.
  7. Add in apples to cider mix and return to a boil over moderate heat, stirring several times.
  8. Lower heat; simmer, uncovered 5 min, till apple slices are partially cooked.
  9. With slotted spoon, lift apples out of syrup and spread on bottom layer of the pie crust.
  10. Return remaining syrup to boiling, uncovered, 10 min.
  11. Syrup should measure 1 c..
  12. Pour over apple slices and dot with butter.
  13. Cut 10 3/4-inch wide dough strips from top crust.
  14. Arrange 5 strips across the filling and press to pastry edge of bottom crust.
  15. Place second 5 strips at right angle to first five to make a lattice.
  16. Press to edge of pastry.
  17. Beat egg yolk with 1 Tbsp.
  18. of water, brush over lattice, but not on edge.
  19. Bake 35 to 40 min, or possibly till pastry is golden and juice bubbles.
  20. Remove to wire rack.
  21. Over low heat, heat jelly; use to brush over apples and pastry.
  22. Serve hot with ice cream or possibly whipped cream, if you like.
  23. Makes 8 to 10 servings.
  24. Lorie Says: For those who find apple pie too bland to enjoy, this pie will knock your socks off.
  25. The secret is the blend of three different apple ingredients, that give this pie a very rich taste.