2 sticks or 1 packet Betty Crocker pie crust mix
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup Gold Medal flour
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Dash salt
6 cups thinly sliced pared tart apples (about 5 medium)
2 tbsp. butter or margarine

Heat oven to 425F. Prepare pastry for 9" Two-crust Pie as directed on package. Stir together sugar, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt. Mix lightly with apples. Pour into pastry-lined pie pan. Dot with butter.

Cover with top crust which has slits cut in it; seal and flute. Cover edge with 2 to 3" strip of aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning; remove foil last 15 minutes of baking.

Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until crust is brown and juice begins to bubble through slits in crust. Serve warm.


Apple-Cheese Surprise Pie:
Pour half of apple mixture into pastry-lined pie pan. Top with 5 slices (1 oz each) process American cheese. Cover cheese with remaining apple mixture. Bake 40 to 45 minutes.

Green Apple Pie:
Increase sugar to 1 1/4 cups and use green apples.