Wash apples and slice very small and thin (matchstick style)
Combine apples with sugar, cinnamon, tapioca, salt, and lemon juice. Set aside to rest for 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Prepare pie crusts** and place bottom crust in pie pan
Pour filling into pie pan and distribute evenly. Top with butter pads.
Transfer top crust onto pie and seal the edges (if not using lattice crust, don't forget to vent!)
Whisk 1 egg with 1 tbsp of water to create egg wash
Brush evenly across entire pie crust
Cover edges and bake for 20 minutes
Uncover edges and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes or until juices are bubbling
Optional - broil for the last 2-3 minutes for a super crispy top crust
Top with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or caramel sauce and enjoy!
*I use 3 pie crusts because I do a lattice top. If you do not do a lattice top, you will only need 2 pie crusts
**See instructions in blog post for how to create a lattice top crust
Pro Tip - you can prepare this pie a day in advance and reheat the next day. Simply heat through in a 200 degree oven for half an hour.
From the Paces West Recipe Files
The Best Apple Pie https://paces-west.com/the-best-apple-pie/