Today on garden goodies we had apples. Last year Justin’s tree was over-loaded with apples. This year there are very few but Justin got some apples from a neighbor so there was enough for some pie. Justin is unsure of the variety of apple in his back yard, but it is tart and crisp. Apple trees originated in central Asia, in and around the Tian Shan moutains. They are one of the the earliest known cultivated trees. Apple trees are not native to North America. They were introduced by European settlers in the 17th century. Only crab apples are native to North America. Today there are over 7,500 varieties of apples around the world. As recent as 2014, there were 84.6 million tons of apple produced around the world, with 48% of the total produced in China. Today we are enjoyed standard american apple pie. A real Fall treat.
Peel and dice up enough apples to fill a 9 inch, deep dish pie tin.
Mix apples with a 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp lemon juice, and 2 tbsp. corn starch
Put the apple mixture in the pie tin (I use premade crust from the store. Buy two crusts and use the second one for the top of the pie)
Slice a few thin pats of butter and put them on top of the apples
Put the top crust on the pie and pinch the edges together with the bottom crust.
Baste the top crust with butter (or coconut oil) and sprinkle with brown sugar.
Bake at 425 for 15 minutes, then turn down to 375 for the last 45 minutes.
Allow to completely cool to room temperature before serving.