NOTE: Most of the measurements are approximate and should be added to "taste"...
Mom's Texas Apple Pie
3-4 good sized Granny Smith apples
3-4 good sized Braeburn apples
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 -2 tsp. ground Cinnoman
1-2 Tbsp. Butter (cut into bits)
2 Tbsp. flour
1/2 to 1 tsp. ground Cloves
2-3 Tbsp. Lemon juice
Egg white, milk and melted butter (optional)
1 tsp. turbinado sugar
2 unbaked pie crusts...check out my favorite flaky, tasty Cream_Cheese_Piecrust...
Preheat oven to 325. Core, peel and slice apples (the easiest way I know is the handy_tool in my photo). In a large bowl, mix apples, brown sugar, lemon juice, flour, cinnoman and cloves. Taste and adjust seasonings. Arrange one pie shell in a 9 inch pie dish. Scoop apple filling into pie shell, and pile it high.
Top with 2nd crust, crimp edges to seal and pierce for steam release.
In a small bowl lightly beat egg white with 1 tbsp milk and 1 tsp melted butter, brush mixture all over pie crust and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
Bake 45-60 minutes, or until apples are completely tender when pierced with knife. Serve warm with ice cream of at room temperature.
NOTE: during last 15 minutes of baking it may be necessary to cover edges with foil to prevent burning.