Apple Pie has been a southern tradition with a scoop of vanilla ice cream since I was a kid growing up in the south and I’m pretty sure its a classic and a favorite world wide. Having an urge for apple pie after seeing all the delicious apples in the store, I decided who better to take a apple pie recipe from then another southern girl, Paula Deen! Hope you don’t mind 😉 Thanks Paula! What I like about this one the most is its actually a simple yet delicious apple pie to make…You need the following:
1 (9 inch) pastry for double-crust pie (homemade, frozen or refrigerated)
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 dash salt
3 1/2 cups peeled chopped cooking apples (golden delicious is my favorite, but also try Rome and Granny Smith)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 (16 ounce) jar applesauce
2 tablespoons butter, chopped into small pieces
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 dash salt
1 tablespoon butter, at room temperature
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a 9 inch pie pan with half the dough. Toss apples with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice in a medium sized bowl. Combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl. Pour over apples and toss. Stir in applesauce. Spoon this mixture into pan and dot with butter. Cut remaining crust into strips, using every other one arrange over top of the pie. Lattice in remaining strips (going the other direction, crossing over and under every strip). I bought 2 boxes of dough so I had 4 total. I opened the other box and did leaf and acorn cut outs to place around the crust of the pie and placed in the center. Then brush with egg white for a golden brown finished look. For crunch topping, combine flour, sugar, and salt in bowl. Cut in butter with a fork until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle over top of crust. Bake 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees and continue to bake for about 45 minutes or until crust and topping are golden brown.
Note: If your edge starts to cook quicker then the rest of the pie add a foil ring around the outer crust.