Applesauce Pie

Recipe from

Southern Living


10 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped
1 large lemon, sliced and seeded
2 1/2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (15-ounce) package refrigerated piecrusts


Cook first 3 ingredients in a Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring often, 35 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat. Discard lemon. Add butter and vanilla. Cool.

Fit 1 piecrust into a 9-inch pieplate according to package directions. Pour in applesauce mixture.

Roll remaining piecrust to press out fold lines; cut into 1/2-inch strips. Reserve 4 strips. Arrange remaining strips in a lattice design over filling; fold edges under, and crimp.

Cut reserved pastry strips in half lengthwise. Lay halves side by side, and twist; arrange around inner edge of pie.

Bake on lowest oven rack at 425° for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden, shielding with aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning, if necessary. Serve with Spiced Ice Cream.