Keena's Maple Frosted Apple Pie

On Saturday, Amanda, Danielle, and I went down to Eastern Market to pick out some apples. We then proceeded to make apple everything. Danielle made Smitten Kitchen's "Mom's Apple Cake" (yum), while Amanda and I made our mom's apple pie. This is Keena's (Amanda's mom) recipe, but has become a staple in both of our families. Come to the Rowe or Halpin household any holiday and you'll be sure to find this apple pie. It's simple, delicious, and has a fun secret ingredient!

Keena's Apple Pie

8-10 apples, cut into slices 
2 pie crusts
1 1/2 C corn flakes cereal
1 C sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 egg
1/2 C powdered sugar
3 tbsp maple syrup

Preheat oven to 350. Prepare your first pie crust (whether making from scratch, or just taking out of package), and place in the pie plate, with the edges draped over the sides of the plate.

Place the corn flakes in the bottom of the crust. Pile apples slices on top. I put as much apples as I can before the start to fall off. Sprinkle the sugar over the pile of apples, shake the plate a little so the sugar falls in between the slices. Sprinkle the cinnamon on top of the apples and sugar. (BTW - I use way more than 1 tsp) (Also- you could choose to mix the sugar, cinnamon, and apples slices in a bowl before hand, you could also just mix the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle that on top, my way is laziest). Cover the pie with the second crust. Fold the edges of both crusts together and crimp. Beat an egg with a drop or two of water, and brush the whole crust with the egg mixture, with a pastry brush. Cut a few ventilation slits in the top of the crust. Bake for about 45-50 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. A few minutes before the pie is done baking, mix the powdered sugar and syrup together to form a slightly runny paste. When the pie comes out of the oven, let cool for a few minutes, and the drizzle the maple syrup glaze over the top. 

Thanks to Amanda for taking some photos while I was baking. That means, you get to see me whilst baking:

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