photograph by Matt Hulsman

4 cups fresh apples, peeled and sliced
1¼ cups sugar
3 tablespoons flour
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter
Top and bottom pie crust to fit a 10-inch pie pan

In a large mixing bowl, mix dry ingredients. Toss the apples in the dry ingredients, and layer in a pie pan that already has a bottom crust. Sprinkle the remainder of the sugar mixture over the apples, and dot the apples with slices of the butter. Next, cover the pie with a top crust, and cut a couple of slits in the crust. Sprinkle about a teaspoon of white sugar on top of the crust for a browning effect. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes in a 350° oven, or until the top is golden.

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For several years, Our State featured recipes from the pages of community and church cookbooks from around North Carolina. These dishes continue to be among some of our most popular and enjoyed.