Easy as pie.

I've had a store-bought pie shell (yes, store bought) in the refrigerator for about 2 months now waiting to be filled. Here is a simple, delicious, heart-warming apple pie recipe.

Apple Pie Recipe

4 tart apples, peeled and cut (Granny Smith, Golden Delicious. Stay away from McIntosh or Cortland..they get mushy)
1 stick unsalted butter
3 tablespoons flour
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 pre-made pie crust box or make your own

1. Melt the stick of butter on low heat in a deep sauce pan.
2. Add the flour to create a sort of paste.
3. Add sugars and cinnamon. Stir.
4. Add water and continue to stir on medium heat creating a syrup-like consistency.
5. Peel and cut the apples.
6. Stir the apples in with the sugar-mixture.
7. Roll out pie crust.
8. Pour the apples in the pie crust and cover with the other pie crust.
9. Poke some holes in the top.
10. Bake it at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.
      Turn the heat down to 350 degrees and bake it for another 35-45 minutes.

Yummm. Start with 1 stick of butter.
Melt the butter in a deep pot on low.
Add the flour and stir until it thickens a bit.
Then there's the sugars, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Pour it in with the melted butter. It will be lumpy, so just keep stirring.
Add the water. Mix, mix, mix, and turn the heat up a bit.
It'll thicken. You want it like a syrup.
Apple time!
I peeled and chopped 4 apples. 1 Granny Smith and 3 Honeycrisp.
Peeling off the skin. (Nice New Year's Eve nail polish, huh)
Work station.
All done!
Add the apples to the yummy sugar-cinnamon syrup. Stir.
Next, make sure the dough is room-temperature. I let the box sit out for about 3 hours. If it's cold, it will not be able to roll out well and you'll get frustrated. Trust me, I've struggled with it before.

Thank you Stop and Shop!
Rollllllllllllllll it out.
Fill it up.
Cover it up.
After it's covered, you need to pinch the edges together to seal it. I would pinch it, place my thumb on the inside, and fold it over a little to make a fancy edge.
Cut some slits on top.
If I were to make this again.. I would brush it with an egg white and sprinkle sugar on the top, but I forgot.
I put aluminum foil around the edges after the 15 minutes because it was browning a little too fast.
Slice it up while it's warm! Serve it with ice cream!
A piece of this was my New Year's Eve delight before I went out. To start 2011 off right. :)