Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a 9-inch pie plate with one of the prepared pie crusts. Press on the bottom and sides of crust with a fork to remove any air bubbles.
Add apples to a large bowl. Mix sugar, flour and apple pie spice in a small bowl, then sprinkle over apples and toss to coat well. Pour mixture into the prepared pie plate, then dot with butter.
Using pie crust cutters, cut a variety of different size leaves out of the remaining pie crust. I took my leaves and lined them around the top in a circle, spiraling in towards the center, but feel free to be creative and place them as you like! The most important thing is to cover the entire top of the apples with pie crust leaves. Once the leaves are in place, brush with a beaten egg and sprinkle with additional sugar, if desired.
Bake 45 minutes or until crust leaves are golden brown and the filling is bubbling. Cool before serving as is or with vanilla ice cream.
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The Best Apple Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 318Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Total Carbohydrates 62g21%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.