In honor of national Pi day, here is one of the best recipes I know of.  It's my Mom's Apple Pie recipe.  My Mom is such a talent in the kitchen!  She cooked homemade meals everyday and always encouraged me to learn and create.  So thanks Mom!


Mom's Apple Pie 

 For a 10 inch apple pie 

 Prepare a pastry for 10 inch two crust apple pie.

 Apple Filling: 

 1 cup sugar 

 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 

 ½ t. nutmeg 

 1 t. cinnamon 

 Dash of salt 

 8 cups thinly sliced pared tart apples 

 3 T. butter or margarine 

 Heat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare pastry. Stir together sugar, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt; mix with apples. Turn apples into pastry-lined pie pan; dot with butter. Cover with top crust. Make slits in the crust to allow steam to escape. Seal and flute the top. Cover edges with 2-3 inch strip of foil to prevent excessive browning of the edges. Remove foil the last 15 minutes of baking. Bake for 40-50 minutes until crust is brown and juice begins to bubble through the slits in the top. (You may want to put a large cookie sheet on the rack below the pie, incase it drips the sugary mixture.)