Apple Pie is maybe one of the easiest pies in the world to make. As soon as it starts feeling like fall, I'm thinking "Apple Pie'. Remember your pie will only be as good as your apples. Every produce stand, farmers market and road side stand will start having these beauties. You will need a mixture of tart apples.
I use Granny Smith, Grimes Golden and Liberty, this time of the year. Use whatever is grown in your area. Check with your orchard to see what will be available as the weather gets cooler. If you have a choice of picking your own please do. They are so much better and have not been stored in refrigeration.
To me apple pie has to have a big slice of cheddar cheese on top.
Perfect Apple Pie
1 - 9-inch double crust pie
6 or 7 tart apples
3/4 to 1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg, use fresh grated if you have it
Pastry for 2-crust 9-inch pie
2 tablespoons butter
Pare apples and slice thin. Combine sugar, flour, spices, and salt; mix with apples. Line 9-inch pie plate with pastry, fill with apple mixture; (Pile it high) dot with butter. Adjust top crust, sprinkle with sugar. Bake in hot oven (400 degrees) 50 minutes or till done.