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Five-Step Michigan Apple Pie
Courtesy of Michigan Apple Committee
Servings: 8
Prep Time: 15 Min.
Cook Time: 45 Min.
What you need:
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+ 1 pkg. (9 oz.) JIFFY pie crust mix
+ 7 c. thinly sliced, peeled tart Michigan apples
+ 1 c. Michigan sugar
+ 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
+ 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
+ 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
+ 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
+ 1 Tbsp. butter, cut into small pieces
+ 1 (12 oz.) container T. Marzetti's caramel apple dip
What to do:
1. Prepare pie crust according to pkg. directions for 2 crust pie. Place bottom crust in 9-inch pie dish.
2. Combine apples, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg in large bowl. Toss gently to evenly coat apple slices. Spread filling evenly over bottom crust. Dot with pieces of butter.
3. Moisten edge of lower crust lightly with water. Cover with top crust, trim and flute edges. Cut 3 slits in top crust for venting.
4. Bake in preheated 400°F oven 40 to 45 min. or until crust is golden and apples are tender when pierced with a fork. (To prevent over browning, cover edge of pie crust with foil. Remove during last 20 min. of baking.)
5. Serve warm pieces of apple pie drizzled with T. Marzetti's Caramel Apple Dip just before serving. Heat dip to drizzle easily.

*Best Pie Apples: Ida Red, Rome, Empire, Gala, Jonagold, Jonathan, McIntosh.