Reduce the heat to low, cover, and let simmer for 6-8 minutes, or until moderately soft. If the filling is runny, make a cornstarch slurry with some of the liquid and mix it back in to thicken it. Now, let the filling cool.
Roll out the pie dough pieces into circles on a floured surface until they measure 14 inches in diameter. The first circle gets placed on the bottom of your pie dish. Prick it generously with a fork. The other circle should be cut into 12 even strips using a pastry wheel.
Place 6 strips evenly spaced on top of the filled pie dish. Then, pull back the odd numbers (1,3,5) and lay 1 strip of dough across. Place the odd strips back. Now peel back the even numbers (2,4,6) and place another strip of dough across. Repeat this process until all the remaining strips of dough are put
Bake the apple pie for 50 minutes at 370°F. Keep the edges of the crust covered with a pie crust shield or a piece of foil during the last 30 minutes of baking to protect the crust from browning too much.