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Mom's Apple Pie

No big dinner or trip back to home was complete without mom's freshly made apple pie.


  • 6 Cups apples, peeled, cored and sliced. This is about 10 small apples or 6-8 large ones. Use tart, hard apples. "Granny Smith" is the American name. A good eating apple will probably be too mushy. You can increase the tartness by sprinkling with 1 tablespoon lemon juice. 
  • 3 Tbs corn starch or 3 tablespoons of flour. I use corn starch. 
  • 1 Cup sugar 
  • 2 Tsp cinnamon


  1. Combine sugar, flour, cinnamon in a bowl. Add apples and stir to coat with mixture. Put into prepared pie crust, dot with a little butter. 
  2. Top with unbaked crust. Finish edges of crusts. Sprinkle top crust with sugar if desired. 
  3. Prick top crust with a fork. Bake at 400 degrees for 50 minutes. At any point, cover with foil if crust is browning too fast. It needs to be in for this long to cook the apples. I put the pie dish on a foil-covered cookie sheet in the oven to catch the "spills". Cooked sugar and sugar mixes are very difficult to clean up.