Granny Smith Apple Pie
1 package refrigerated pie crusts (2 crusts)
6 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
1 1/2 Tablespoons lemon juice
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Toss together sliced apples and lemon juice in a large bowl. Combine brown sugar and remaining four ingredients; sprinkle over apple mixture and toss to coat. Let sit for at least 10 minutes to draw out juices from apples. Add to prepared pie crust.
Roll remaining pie crust over filling. Fold edges under and crimp. Cut slits in top of crust to let steam escape during baking. Brush with beaten egg, if desired.
Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce oven to 350 degrees and bake for another 35 minutes.
"But I, when I undress me
Each night, upon my knees
Will ask the Lord to bless me
With apple-pie and cheese."