I have your 4th of July dessert right here, y'all. It's my Granny's apple pie recipe and it just doesn't get any more American than that. It's so easy to toss together that it's a no brainer. I pulled it from the oven and invited a couple of girlfriends over to help me dig in. I recommend you do the same.
This American flag afghan was crocheted years ago by my great grandmother. A family heirloom that I'm so honored to have in my possession. Isn't it beautiful?
Granny's Apple Pie
2 pie crusts
1 cup of sugar
cinnamon to taste
Peel and slice apples (granny shreds hers).
Add sugar and cinnamon (to taste). Could add nutmeg, too.
Press bottom pie crust into your pie pan.
Pour apple mixture into pie crust.
Put dabs of butter on top (I used about 3/4 a stick).
Cut remaining pie crust into strips, lay them over pie starting in middle & alternating.
Trim excess pie dough from the outer edges.
Bake at 350 for about 1 hour.
*Granny's note: Have everything ready before you peel your apples. They will turn black (won't hurt them but won't be as pretty).
Photography by Gray Benko.