All-American Apple Pie



  1. pastry for double pie crust
  2. 6 c. thinly sliced cooking apples
  3. 1 Tbsp. lemon juice (optional)
  4. 1 c. sugar
  5. 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  6. 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  7. dash of ground nutmeg
  8. 1 Tbsp. butter or margarine


  1. If apples lack tartness, sprinkle with the 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
  2. In mixing bowl, combine sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg (for a very juicy pie, omit the flour).
  3. Add sugar mixture to the sliced apples; toss to mix.
  4. Fill pastry-lined pie plate with apple mixture; dot with butter or margarine.
  5. Cut slits in top crust for escape of steam; place pastry atop filling.
  6. Seal and flute edge.
  7. Sprinkle some sugar atop, if desired.