Pastry for double crust 9 inch pie
3 T cornstarch
7 1/4 t. Equal for Recipes OR 24 packets Equal sweetener OR 1 cup Equal Spoonful
3/4 t. ground cinnamon
1/4 t. ground nutmeg
1/4 t. salt
8 cups sliced cored peeled Granny Smith OR other baking apples (about 8 medium)
1. Roll half the pastry on floured surface into circle 1 inch larger than inverted pie pan. Ease pastry into pan.
2. Combine cornstarch, Equal, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt, sprinkle over apples in large bowl and toss. Arrange apples in pie crust.
3. Roll remaining pastry into circle large enough to fit top of pie. Cut hearts into pastry with cutters; place pastry on pie, seal edges, trim and flute. Press pastry hearts on pastry.
4. Bake in preheated 425F oven until pastry is golden and apples are tender, 40 to 50 minutes. Cool on wire rack.