Mile-High Apple Pie

TOTAL TIME: 2 hr 15 min
Prep: 30 min
Inactive Prep: 50 min
Cook: 55 min
 
YIELD: 8 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

PERFECT PIE DOUGH:
  • 3 cups flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces, chilled or frozen
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Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Cut the quartered apples into 1/2-inch slices and mix with the lemon juice in a large bowl. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the apples, toss to coat and cook, 5 to 7 minutes. Sprinkle the sugars, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and allspice over the apples and toss to coat evenly. Sprinkle the flour over the mixture to thicken, and then let cool completely.

Roll out one of the Perfect Pie Dough discs on a floured surface. Fit into a 9-inch pie plate, giving yourself a 1/2-inch overhang. Roll the marzipan between 2 pieces of parchment paper into a 9-by-1/8-inch-thick circle. Place the marzipan over the bottom crust. Dock the bottom crust, using a fork, and fill the pie with the apple mixture.

Roll out the second pie dough disc to fit on top of the apples. Place on top of the pie and trim the edges to about 1/2-inch overhang. Pinch the top crust to the bottom, fluting the edge or pressing to seal with the tines of a fork. Vent the pie by cutting 4 slits in the top, and brush with the egg wash.

Transfer the pie to a sheet tray and bake until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly, 45 to 50 minutes. Let cool 20 minutes before serving.
Mix the flour and salt together in a food processer. Add the butter into the flour mixture and pulse until you have large pea-size chunks scattered throughout.

Add 8 to 10 tablespoons ice water slowly, while stirring with a fork, just until combined. Transfer to a floured surface, divide in half, shape into 2 discs and wrap separately in plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

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  • on October 15, 2013

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    This was my first attempt at baking an apple pie. I chose Kelsey's recipe because I enjoy her cooking show and her simple approach cooking. The crust, (my first was wonderful. Flaky and flavorful. Lots of butter in that crust though. I didn't use the almond paste. It didn't sound right for my first Apple Pie. The reason for the 4 star rating is that I believe the pie would be better off without the allspice (just saying. We all enjoyed it and I am now a famous pie maker thanks to Kelsey.

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  • on September 19, 2012

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    I'm NOT a baker..but this pie turned out beautifully. It tasted just as good as it looked. The only thing I didn't care for was the almond paste. It was a bit over-powering for me. I will definitely make this aqain, but without the almond paste.

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