I always use Martha Stewart's Pate Brissee for my pie crust. I've tried others, but this is my favorite. The recipe makes enough for 2 single crust pies or one double crust (top and bottom) pie.
I've prepared the filling for apple pie a couple of different ways, but this is sooooo easy, and turns out great.
6-8 apples pealed, cored and sliced (should be 7-8 cups of apple slices)
1T lemon juice
2 C sugar (this is really a matter of taste. If you like your pie to be tart I would add a little less)
2 T Cinnamon (if you just like a touch of cinnamon add less)
dash of salt
1/4 C flour (give or take)
2 T butter (cut into small pieces)
Pour lemon juice over apples and toss to coat apples
Combine sugar, salt, flour, and cinnamon
Add dry mixture to apples and combine
Pour mixture into crust
dot with butter
Now it's time to make the crumb topping (you could use the remaining pie crust to make a top crust if you like.) I love this topping I use it on muffins, and other fruit pies as well.
1/2 C flour
1/4 C packed brown sugar
1/4 C butter
Mix dry ingredient, cut in butter with pastry blender until crumbly.
Top the pie with crumb topping and place in 425 degree oven for about 20 min., then reduce heat to 400 degrees. Cook pie until it is bubbly and apples are tender. This usually take about 1-1 1/2 hours.
So back to my question. What could be better than Apple Pie? Apple Pie and Ice Cream of course!!!
Fancy that, there really is something better than apple pie.