Variations for Apple Pie
Cinnamon Apple Pie: Omit cinnamon and nutmeg and add 3 Tb. red cinnamon candies (red hots) to sugar. Use a lattice pastry top if desired.F
Dutch-Style Apple Pie: Cut large vents in top crust and omit butter. Five minutes before baking time is up, remove pie from oven and pour 1/2 c. heavy cream into pie through vents. Return to oven and complete baking.
Crumb Apple Pie: Use 3/4 c. sugar, Omit pastry top crust; instead, sprinkle filling with crumbs made by mixing 1/2 c. butter, 1/2 c. light brown sugar, firmly packed and 1 c. flour. Bake in hot oven (400ºF.) 45 - 55 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream or pass a pitcher of cream for pouring over pie.