Sally's Apple Pie



1-1/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
10 cups peeled and cored apples, cut into chunks
pie crust pastry (recipe below or use a refrigerated crust)
2-1/2 tablespoons cornstarch


If you are making the crust by hand—start below. Otherwise, begin by preheating oven to 400º. Mix sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, cornstarch, and lemon zest in a bowl. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over apples. Toss to coat. Roll out pie crust (below). Place pie crust pastry into 10-inch pie plate. Fill with apple mixture (pile up like a small hill). Cover with second pastry (below). Flute edges and make slits to vent. Bake until golden (about 55 to 60 minutes). Test for doneness by poking skewer into an apple. Remove from oven, paint with glaze (below), and bake 10 minutes more.

Pie Crust:


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I'm going to try this recipe

I'm going to try this recipe its almost the way I make mine, but I don't use vanilla or cornstarch in it. I'm going to make this recipe and then give another review. I do think that those our the missing ingredients in my own version.