Grandma Ople's Famous Apple Pie
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Serves: 6-8 Slices
  • 1 Recipe Pastry for a 9 inch Double Crust Pie or store bought/premade
  • ½ Cup Unsalted butter
  • 3 Tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
  • ¼ Cup Water, removing 1 tablespoon
  • ½ Cup White Sugar
  • ½ Cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1½ Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ½ Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 8 Granny Smith Apples - peeled, cored and sliced
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla extract, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Place the bottom crust in your pie plate. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice crust. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off. I found that it is easier of I pour the mixture into a large glass measuring cup, or anything with a nice little spout in which to pour from.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes on 425. Then reduce the temperature to 350 degrees. Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.
The reason you are removing 1 tablespoon of water from the ¼ cup of water, is because you are adding a full tablespoon of vanilla extract, to keep the balance of liquid in the recipe.
Recipe by I'm At Home Baking! at