Apple Pie Recipe by Auntie Phyllis

“Auntie” Phyllis and “Uncle” Leo Doyle lived next to Dexter and Gini Woodman in the ‘50s and the couples raised their kids together. Young Steve learned this recipe from Auntie Phyllis, who always maintained that the key ingredients to a truly great pie are:  plenty of butter and plenty of love.

Apple Pie Filling Ingredients

6 or 8 apples, Macintosh or Cortland

¾ cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon (or more to taste)

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

Dash lemon juice

6 tablespoons

How to Make Apple Pie

Preheat the oven to 425˚F. Peel and slice the apples and put in a mixing bowl. Add the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg to combine. Add the lemon juice and stir. Place the apple mixture in a prepared pie crust and place butter on top of apples. Place the top crust and crimp edges with the tine of a floured fork. Cut slits in the center to vent. Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 350˚F, baking until golden brown—about half an hour. Serves 8.

Recipe Notes: With Macintosh apples, you may not need as much sugar, with Cortlands, you may need a bit more.

If you’ve enjoyed this apple pie recipe you’re sure to love the rest of our recipes in our new cookbook!

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