Some people think making a pie seems intimidating. I don't even know where the phrase "easy as pie" came from because pie can be some what daunting. (Unless you're dumping something out of a can into a premade crust... maybe that's what that phrase has in mind... hmmmmm)
In any case, I've got your hook up on how to make a delicious, amazing pie from scratch! I usually make these in the fall, after my yearly family trip to the Ohio Apple Barn! Nothing better than delicious, ripe locally picked apples!
So come on, let's do this!
Step 1: What you need to get started:
Here's what you're going to need!
Apples (I only used four apples for this pie)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 - 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon or nutmeg to taste
2 Tablespoons cold butter, cut in small pieces
You'll want a large mixing bowl, a pie tin, a peeler, a apple cutter or a knife, and a pizza cutter will be a great tool later... and you'll need a pie crust. You can make your own or buy a pre-made crust. I will provide more information on crust later! I believe I used Johnathan apples for this pie. Truth be told, I've used all kinds of apples for pies and never been unhappy with the results!
Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees!!!!
While I'm thinking about it, you may want an egg to do an egg wash on top of the pie at the end.