Use a ready-made crust or make our pie crust recipe, first. Click here for the recipe.
Preheat the oven to 350°F (176˚C)
Peel, core, and slice the apples uniformly. If the apples aren’t sliced evenly, they won’t cook evenly.
Place the apples, ⅓ cup water, 2 tablespoon lemon juice, ⅓ cup sugar, and 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. When the water is boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for approximately 10 to 15 minutes, or until the apples are just fork tender.
Use a slotted spoon to transfer the apples to the pie pan that’s lined with piecrust. Cover the crust with the top layer of pie crust. If you cover with a solid piece of crust cut three slits in the top so steam can escape while baking.
Bake for 50 minutes. Remove the pie from the oven and brush evenly with melted butter or coconut oil. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon sugar (whisk the tablespoon of sugar and teaspoon of cinnamon together) and bake for another 10 minutes or until the crust is a nice golden brown.
Let it cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting.