Give this a whirl whenever you encounter a bag full of green apples!
Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
6 cups sliced peeled tart apples (4-5 medium)
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter, cubed
1 teaspoon 2% milk
2 teaspoons sugar
Preheat oven to 375°. On a lightly floured surface, roll one half of pastry dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim pastry even with rim.
In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice and vanilla. In a small bowl, mix sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; add to apple mixture and toss to coat.
Pour filling over pie crust; dot with butter. Roll remaining pastry dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle. Place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edge. Brush top with milk; sprinkle with sugar. Cut slits in pastry.
Place pie on a baking sheet. Bake 55-65 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cover edge loosely with foil during the last 10 minutes if needed to prevent overbrowning