First you should gather what you need otherwise you'll be like me asking "Where is the friggin' lemon reamer!?"
- 5 lbs of apples
- 1 lemon
- 2 pie crusts (I buy, I don't make... shhhhoosh!)
- cold butter (go all Paula Dean if you want to, I don't judge)
- 2 cups of sugar
- 1 tablespoon on cinnamon
- dash o' salt
- whatever egg wash version you like
Peel the apples
Cut and cube the apples roughly and add to a bowl of cold water with the lemon. They won't turn brown if you do this. If you like brown apples skip this (weirdo).
Get your pie crusts ready. I don't make a great crust and they're time consuming so I buy them. I like these ones and they roll out much bigger than they look. Use what you like, use grahame crackers for all I care.
Drain the apples well. Sometimes I forget to pick out the lemon seeds. Be thankful I'm making a pie, I could be watching re-runs of the Biggest Loser.
Toss the apples (and seeds) with the cinnamon, salt and sugar.
Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 40 minutes. My rule is until the bottom of the crust is... crusty.
Forgot to take a picture of the cut pie...and now it's too late as there is no pie to take a photo of.