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Applesauce Pie

Yield 1 (9-inch) pie

Ingredients

  • 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
  • Spiced Ice Cream

How to Make It

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.