Mr. Food: Grandma Millie’s Apple Pie

Mr. Food: Grandma Millie's Apple Pie

When our dear friend, Grandma Millie, shared her apple pie recipe with us, she said, “This one’s a classic, just like me!” One bite of Grandma Millie’s Apple Pie and you’ll know exactly what she meant.

What You’ll Need

  • 3/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 6 assorted apples, peeled, cored, and cut into thin slices
  • 1 tablespoon butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 (15-ounce) package refrigerated pie crust
  • 1 teaspoon milk

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine 3/4 cup sugar, the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves; mix well. Add apples and butter and toss until evenly coated.
  3. Unroll pie crust and place in a 9-inch deep dish pie plate, pressing crust firmly against pie plate. Spoon apple mixture into crust, then place remaining crust over apples. Pinch edges together to seal, then flute. Using a knife, cut four 1-inch slits in top. Brush milk over crust and sprinkle with remaining sugar.
  4. Place on a baking sheet and bake 50 to 55 minutes, or until crust is golden.

Notes

  • Here in the Test Kitchen we used a combination of Granny Smith, Rome, and Jona apples.