Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Spray a deep dish 9” pie dish with cooking spray.
Peel, core and slice the apples thinly.
Place them in a large saucepan. Sprinkle the flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon juice over the apples. Cook over medium low heat just until the apples start to soften, about 10-15 minutes. Stir several times during cooking.
Roll one pie dough ball on a lightly floured surface using a rolling pin. Roll into about a 12-inch circle. Place the rolled pastry dough on the bottom of the pie plate. Trim any excess dough, keeping the dough even with the edge of the pie plate.
Pour the warm apple mixture into the pie plate. Press down on the apples so that they lay flat and don’t have much space between them. This gives a nice, thick pie.
Dot the top of the apples with the butter.
Place the second rolled pastry that over the apples. Use a knife to trim any excess pie crust, leaving enough dough to tuck the top crust under the bottom crust. Flute the edges of the pie crust to seal.
Cut slits in the top of the pie crust or use the tins of a fork to make the letter “A” on top.
Use a pastry brush to brush milk overtop the pie crust, which will give the crust a shine.
Sprinkle coarse sugar on top of the pie crust.
Place the pie plate on a baking sheet with edges just in case the juices run over. Bake for 40 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the apples are soft. If the crust is browning before you think the apples are softened, cover the edges with foil.
Allow the pie to cool on a wire rack before slicing.
Store in an airtight container. You can also store the pie in the freezer for up to 6 weeks.
*To get a golden brown crust, brush the top of the unbaked pie with an egg wash. Whisk together 1 large egg and 1 tablespoon of water, then use a pastry brush to brush the top of the pie.The calories shown are based on the pie being cut into 8 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 slice of pie. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**