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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
  • Whipped cream (optional)

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, and discard lemon. Add butter and vanilla; cool.

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

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

  4. Bake on lowest oven rack at 425° for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden, shielding pie with aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning, if necessary. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.