3 pounds baking apples (use different types like Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Jonathon), peeled and cut into slices
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
A few gratings of fresh nutmeg
Pastry dough for 1 layer pie crust (your favorite recipe or pre-made crust)
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
6 tablespoons butter, cool, not cold
Roll out pie dough and fit into a 9 inch pie plate. Place in refrigerator while preparing filling. Preheat oven to 400º.
Toss apple slices with sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside, stirring once or twice to help dissolve sugar.
In a medium bowl, using two knives or pastry blender, cut butter into flour and sugars. Then pinch with fingers till large crumbs form.
Take crust out of refrigerator and fill with apples. Sprinkle topping over top of apples. Bake for 40 minutes then reduce to 350º for 50 minutes or till filling is bubbling and apples are tender. Cover crust with foil if browning too quickly.
Cool before slicing. Serve with vanilla ice cream.