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Well, today is the 4th of July… and what could be more American than a recipe for apple pie? Here is a very simple recipe and I suspect with the weather forecast, this will be a great pie to make and serve even on Sunday.

Enjoy the long weekend.

Use a favorite pie crust recipe for a 9-inch pie. (one idea below)

Or save time, and buy a frozen deep-dish pie crust and follow the directions.

Filling:

Apple mixture:

6 apples
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
cinnamon

Topping:

3/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons butter or pareve margarine
1/2 cup sugar

For the apple mixture: slice and pare the apples and sprinkle with lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon, and water.

Pour into the pie crust that you have prepared.

For the topping: work butter (or margarine) into flour, salt, and sugar, until crumbly. Spoon mixture on top of the apples.

Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

If using for a dairy meal, serve with a scoop of ice cream.

Pie crust pastry shell

1 1/3 cups sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup oil
2 tablespoons cold water

Mix flour and salt in a bowl. Blend in oil and mix well. Sprinkle in the water and mix again. Form a ball with your hands and flatten slightly. Chill for 15 minutes. Between 2 pieces of waxed paper, roll out the ball into a 12 inch circle. Remove the top paper and place into 9 inch pie pan, with paper side up. Remove the paper. Price the shell with a fork and bake for about 8-10 minutes. Fill with topping above.

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