So what is more American than Apple Pie? Since Mr. Squash served in Korea during Vietnam, I thought I would honor him with his favorite apple pie. Preheat oven to 450. Gather together 5 Golden Delicious apples, 2/3 cup of brown sugar, 1 to 1 1/2 T. Cornstarch, a pinch of salt, 1/2 tsp of cinammon, 1/8 tsp nutmeg, 1 1/2 T butter and some Pillsbury pie crusts (I swear by these!).
Peel apples and slice thinly. Wouldn't you know I packed my apple corer, so I had to do it the old fashioned way!
Mix together apples with everything but the butter and heap into bottom crust. I like to mound them up high in the center. Dot with butter and place top crust on.
Brush top crust with a little milk and sprinkle generously with fine sugar - I use Castor sugar. Bake for 10 minutes at 450, then reduce to 350 and bake until crust is golden and apples are bubbling - appx 35-45 more minutes.
While pie is in the oven, check your cottage garden in front that you worked on so hard the day before. All of this will be in full bloom in another week or so.
I didn't think this tree rose would make it over the winter, but it has several buds on it!
When you return from the garden your pie will be done and ready to enjoy!