Peel, core, and slice apples. Remove pie crust from refrigerator and let set on counter for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
In a large bowl, mix apples, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg until apples are well coated. (If you are omitting the caramel sauce, be sure to add an extra 1/4 cup of sugar here.)
Preparing the apples is the hardest part of making apple pie, so just trust me when I say that if you like apple pie, buying one of those apple peeler corer slicers might be the best twenty bucks you ever spend. It literally took me about 5 minutes to core, peel and slice all 8 apples.