Simple Apple Pie

This simple recipe for apple pie is my family's favorite. We steer clear of cinnamon and other spices and just revel in the pure apple-y deliciousness.

6 to 8 large Golden Delicious apples*, peeled, cored and sliced thinly
6 to 8 tablespoons of butter, cut into small cubes
1/2 cup white sugar (I used a heaping half cup plus just a little more)

Prepare crust for 9-inch 2 crust pie. Layer sliced apples in bottom crust dotting each layer with some of the butter and sprinkling with some of the sugar as you go. Prepare your top crust (make sure to cut a vent for steam). Trim, seal and flute the pie. Bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for 12-13 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 and bake another 25-40 minutes longer until the crust is golden brown and the apples are done. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream if desired.
It is also good served cold out of the fridge the next morning for breakfast. :D

*Most people usually use Granny Smith apples for pie but with this recipe Golden Delicious are the best. Other apples will work in a pinch but Golden Delicious are my favorite.

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