Cinnamon 'n' spice apple pie

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Plus 1 tablespoon sugar; divided
¼ cup All-purpose flour
½ teaspoon Spice Islands Ground Cinnamon; (1/2 to 1)
¼ teaspoon Spice Islands Ground Cloves
¼ teaspoon Spice Islands Ground Nutmeg
2 pounds Thinly sliced; peeled tart apples (approx. 7 cups) (2 to 2 1/2)
2 Refrigerated ready-to-bake pie crusts for 9-inch pie

In large bowl, combine ½ cup sugar, flour, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.

Add apples; toss to coat. Line 9-inch pie pan with one crust; fill with apple mixture. Moisten edge of crust with water; top with second crust.

Fold edge of top crust under bottom crust to seal; flute edge, using tines of fork to flatten or by pinching together tightly. Cut six 1-inch slits into top crust. Lightly brush top with water; sprinkle evenly with 1 tablespoon sugar. Bake at 450 degrees F for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to

375 degrees F; bake an additional 30 to 40 minutes or until crust is golden brown, tenting with aluminum foil, if necessary, to prevent overbrowning.

Makes 1 pie

Tips: Tears in pie crust dough can be repaired by moistening edges, then pressing together.

To make decorations, cut apple and leaf shapes from additional pie crust.

Moisten bottoms with water; arrange on top of pie before baking.

Recipe By : Ketchum Kitchen Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #303 Date: Fri, 15 Nov 1996 06:00:48 -0800 (PST) From: Greg Leonhardt <gregl@...> NOTES : A classic for the holidays or year 'round

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