Top left: Lovely green baking apples right off the tree.
Top right: Peel, core and slice the apples. You'll want 4-5 cups, depending on the size of your pie plate. Add sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon. How much? Since apples vary in sweetness, start with 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon then taste to see if it's enough. I used 1 cup sugar with 5 cups of apples.
Bottom left: Roll the pastry so it overhangs the pie plate by about 3 inches, give or take. Do not bother to trim the edges. Add the fruit filling and dot with butter here and there. Fold pastry over the filling. Brush the pastry with milk and sprinkle with sugar.
Bottom right: Bake at 375F until the pastry is nicely brown and the apples in the centre are cooked, about 45 minutes, give or take.