For the filling:
8 or 9 large apples of several different cooking varieties (Delicious apples will NOT do), peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
Juice of 1 large lemon
3 Tbsp Apple Pie Spice
1 large egg white beaten with a little water, for brushing
1 Prepared Pie Crust
Preheat oven to 450° F.
Taste a few slices of the apples to gauge how much sugar you’ll need to make them sweet. In a large bowl, mix the apple slices in the lemon juice. Sprinkle Apple Pie Spice. Pour the apple mixture into the prepared pastry shell. Mound toward the center and dot with butter. Place the pie pan on a baking sheet (to catch any spill over) and cook in the middle of the oven for 10 minutes. Turn the oven down to 350° F. and continue to cook for about another hour, until the top crust is a beautiful golden brown. If the edges start to darken too much, cover with a ribbon of aluminum foil.
Also good with a crumble topping of brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, and flour!