Apple Pie Rustica
1 refrigerated pie crust (half of a 15-oz. package, or pastry for one 9-inch single crust pie)
2-1/2 cups Apple Pie Filling (see above) or
1 can (21 oz.) pie filling
1 Tbsp. butter or margarine, cut into small pieces
1 Tbsp. sugar
Preheat oven to 425°F. Place pie crust on a rimless baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Dust a rolling pin and parchment paper with flour and roll pastry to a rough 13-inch circle. Place pie filling in center of pastry, leaving a 2-inch border all around. Grate 1 tsp. of lemon peel; squeeze 2 tsp. of lemon juice from the lemon. Sprinkle both over pie filling. Scatter butter over top. Fold pastry back over pie filling to make an uneven edge of 1-1/2 inches, leaving center of pie filling exposed. Sprinkle sugar over pastry border. Bake 20 minutes until the filling is bubbly and the pastry is golden brown. Cool slightly. Serve with ice cream if desired. Makes 8 servings.