Tis the Season

With Christmas being just a matter of hours away, I couldn't wait any longer and decided to give John his gifts a tad early. Although I put a lot of my Christmas shopping on the back burner this year and waited until the very last minute, I felt pretty happy with my gift choices especially after seeing how happy John was to receive them. His gifts included a blue and white checked flannel, some rock climbing tape, and a stylish new pair of Warby Parker glasses (a great company that gives a pair of glasses to someone in need with every pair bought). Of course the greatest gift of all was being able to spend time together. After we exchanged gifts we decided to top it off by baking one of John's famous apple pies. He literally makes it from the recipe on the back of the apple pie spice, but I swear that it's the best apple pie that I've ever tasted. Well, tomorrow holds a long day of family, food, and traveling. So, goodnight and stay sassy.

John sporting his new flannel & Warby Parker specs.

John's Apple Pie
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 40

6 Apples (peeled and sliced)-we used 3 Braeburn & 3 Granny Smith
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp apple pie spice
2 tsp brown sugar
*extra cinnnamon & nutmeg to taste
a pinch of salt
premade pie crust (we used Pillsbury and used both crust in the package)

- Preheat oven to 450
- Mix dry ingredients in a bowl (flour, apple pie spice, brown sugar, sugar, salt)
- Place apples in large mixing bowl and mix dry ingredients with the apples (use your hands to mix)
- Unroll one of the pie crust and place into an ungreased pie pan
-Carefully place coated apples into the pie pan on top of the crust in a cylindrical spiral fashion starting from the outside and working inwards
- Unroll the other pie crust and cut into 1/2 in. thick strips
-Carefully lay the strips on top of the apples in a lattice work fashion
-Crack one egg and whisk in a bowl using a fork
-Using a brush, brush the egg wash on top of the lattice work crust
-Place pie in the oven uncovered  for 20 minutes
-After 20 minutes, take the pie out of the oven, cover the edges with tin foil and place back in the oven for 20 more minutes.
-Let cool and enjoy


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