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What is an easy homemade apple pie recipe?

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Food Network has a simple and easy to follow recipe for homemade apple pie. This recipe uses green golden and Jonathan apples, and yields six servings.

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What is an easy homemade apple pie recipe?
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To make Food Network's recipe, preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. To make the filling, combine 6 to 7 cups thin-sliced green golden and Jonathan apples, 1 cup brown sugar and 1 cup white sugar. Add 1/2 to 1 cup flour and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Mix well, and set aside. To make the dough, mix 2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon salt and 3/4 cup shortening until it's the texture of cornmeal. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon ice water, and mix until moistened. Continue with 6 to 8 tablespoons of ice water, one at a time, until the dough is just moist.

Divide the dough in half and roll it into a ball. Roll to fit a nine- to 10-inch pie plate, and trim the edges. Add the apple filling to the pastry-lined pie plate, and make sure the apples lie flat. Cut 2 tablespoons butter into small pieces, and place on top of the filling. Roll the other half of the pastry into a 12-inch circle, and place on top of the filling. Trim, and crimp edges as desired. Cut slits into the top, and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Cover the edges with foil, and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the foil, and bake for another 20 to 25 minutes.

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