*1 9-inch double pie crust. (Make your own or buy the refrigerated type)
*1/2 cup butter
*3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
*1/2 cup white sugar
*1/2 cup brown sugar
*2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
*1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
*1/4 cup water
*1 teaspoon pure vanilla
*4 gala apples, 4 Macintosh, peeled, cored & sliced
(or two types of your favorite apples)
~Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
~Stir in flour and stir. It will make a paste.
~Add white sugar, brown, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, water & vanilla.
~Bring to a boil.
~Reduce and simmer for 5 minutes.
~Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
~In a medium-large bowl mix 1 teaspoon cinnamon with sliced apples.
~Place the bottom crust in your pie pan.
~Fill with cinnamon apples.
~Pour 3/4 of syrup mixture evenly over apples.
~Cover apples with top crust.
~Seal crusts around edges.
~Make large slits in top crust (or make a lattice work with crust).
~Gently pour the remaining syrup mixture over the crust.
~Pour slowly so that it runs down into the pie, and sticks to top of pie, not running off.
~Place aluminium foil over edges of pie to prevent burning.
~Place pie of baking sheet, to protect the oven in case of overspill.
~Bake 15 minutes.
~Reduce temperature to 350 degrees.
~Bake for 30 minutes.
~Remove aluminium foil from edges of crust.
~Bake another 10-15 minutes.
~Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting.