- 8-9 large apples -I like Granny Smith
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 5 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1-2 tablespoons butter
Peel core and thinly slice apples. Place in a large mixing bowl. combine lemon juice and vanilla and pour over apples. Toss lightly to coat apples. Combine dry ingredients and mix well. Pour over apples and toss to coat most of the apples. Carefully mound the apples in a prepared 9 inch deep dish pie crust. Try not to let the apples touch the top edges of the crust. It makes is hard for the top crust to seal to the bottom crust. Once the pie crust is over filled with the mound of apples cover with the top crust and seal and crimp the edges.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place a piece of aluminum foil on the bottom rack of your oven to catch any spills. Place the pie on the foil and bake for 60 minutes or until golden brown and bubbling.