Grandmother’s Famous Baldwin Apple Pie

From Joanne M DiNardo, President, Friends of Sholan Farms, Leominster, Massachusetts

Preheat oven 425°F

Mix together in large bowl:

10 New England apples, sliced thin

1/4 c apple cider

fresh lemon zest

2 T lemon juice

2 T vanilla extract

1/4 c cornstarch or flour

1/2 t salt

1-1/2 t cinnamon

1 t apple pie spice

1/2 c brown sugar

1/2 c white sugar

Roll out pastry crusts and fill bottom crust with apple mixture. Dot with a few pats of butter. Cover with top crust, add vents. Brush top with milk and sprinkle with coarse sugar (optional).

Bake 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 375°F. Bake 45-55 minutes more, or until the crust is brown and filling is bubbly.