Husband's Favorite Apple Pie

Jeannie posted 11-20-98

Husbands Favorite Apple Pie

Pastry for 2-crust pie
8 McIntosh apples
1 tables. lemon juice
2 tables. flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp. ground ginger
1/8 tsp. salt
3 tables. butter

Preheat oven to 450F.

Peel and quarter apples into saucepan (cut each quarter into about 4 slices). Add 1/4 cup cold water and 1 tables. lemon juice. Simmer uncovered until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir once or twice. Cool.

Fill pastry-lined 10" pie plate with apples.

Combine remaining ingredients, except butter; sprinkle over apples; dot with thin slices of butter.

Adjust top crust, cut 6 - 8 vents; flute edges.

Bake in very hot oven at 450 degrees for ten minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for 45 minutes longer.

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