Apple Pie with the Best Filling 

Ingredients: – 6-7 medium-sized apples (a mix of tart and sweet varieties like Granny Smith and Honeycrisp) – 1/2 cup granulated sugar – 1/4 cup packed brown sugar – 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour – 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

– 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg – 1/4 teaspoon ground clove – 1 tablespoon lemon juice – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced

Instructions: 1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). 2. Peel, core, and slice the apples into thin slices. Place them in a large mixing bowl.

1. In a separate bowl, combine the granulated sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Mix well. 2. Pour the sugar and spice mixture over the sliced apples. Add the lemon juice and vanilla extract. Toss until the apples are evenly coated.

1. Transfer the apple mixture into a prepared pie crust, spreading it out evenly. 2. Dot the top of the apple filling with diced butter.

1. Cover the pie with the top crust, seal and crimp the edges, and cut vents to allow steam to escape. 2. Optionally, brush the top crust with milk or egg wash for a golden finish.

1. Place the pie on a baking sheet (to catch any drips) and bake for 45-55 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly. 2. Once baked, remove the pie from the oven and allow it to cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.