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Easy Apple Pie

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A few weeks ago, my brother met a Trader Joe’s executive at a BBQ. He promptly told the exec about my blog and my love of TJ’s. I dreamed of that guy getting in touch with me and giving me a big fat gift card to Trader Joe’s so that I could continue to pimp their food on my blog. Nothing of the sort happened (he probably didn’t even remember the name of the blog) but here I go again, yammering on about how easy Trader Joe’s makes my life.

This pie crust is so good that sometimes I feel like it’s not really worth making my own. My kid liked stretching it out into the pie plate and also enjoyed continually eating the apples we had prepared for the pie — right up until the moment it was closed up and crimped. Now for the recipe…

Easy Apple Pie Recipe

Prep Time: 15 mins  Cooking Time: 1 hour

8 cups peeled granny smith apple slices
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 teaspoons apple pie spice
2 tablespoons butter (cubed)
2 tablespoons milk
1 package prepared pie crust (such as Trader Joes)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Thaw pie crust and place bottom crust in 9 inch pie dish. Crust should drape over side of pie plate. In a large bowl toss together apples, sugar, flour and spice. Pour apples into pie crust and dot with butter. Put top crust on pie and crimp edges with a fork to seal. Brush top of pie with milk, cut slits at the top for steam and bake for 15 minutes. Remove pie from oven and turn it down to 350 degrees. Cover the edges of the pie with foil and put it back in the oven to bake for an additional 45 minutes. Let sit for at least 10 minutes before serving.

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