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Apple Pie!

Walter loves apple pie.  He’d rather have an apple pie than birthday cake, which I personally find insane.  So I decided to treat him and attempt to bake my first apple pie.

Got this (adjusted) recipe from allrecipes.com:
Ingredients
•    1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
•    1/2 cup unsalted butter
•    3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
•    1 tsp cinnamon
•    1/2 tsp nutmeg
•    1 tsp vanilla
•    1/2 cup white sugar
•    1/2 cup packed brown sugar
•    1/4 cup water
•    6-7 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and sliced
•    milk

Directions
1.    Melt butter in a sauce pan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add white sugar, brown sugar and water; bring to a boil. Reduce temperature, and simmer 5 minutes.
2.    Meanwhile, place the bottom crust in your pan. Brush the crust with milk.  Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice work of crust. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.
3.    Bake 15 minutes at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and continue baking for 45 minutes.  Recommended to place a cookie sheet, or foil under (on rack below) the pie because it will likely bubble over and spill out the sides.

The only thing I changed was the type of apples.  I had a bunch of galas that I needed to use, so I used 3 galas, 1 big red delicious and 2 huge granny smiths.  Also, I just used the pre-made frozen pie crusts from Trader Joe’s.

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