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Mile-High Apple Pie Recipe
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Mile-High Apple Pie

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"If you've ever prayed for an apple pie recipe with a substantial, luscious, juicy apple filling, but without a flood of juice when you cut it, then this tall, majestic creation is for you. Potato starch keeps the filling inside the pie where it belongs, but without the chalky, pasty texture often caused by using flour. The juices here are thick and clear, without that thick, sticky 'supermarket' feel. They coat the apple slices lightly and beautifully with no soupiness."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    4 hrs 25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Position an oven rack in the lower part of the oven and place a baking stone on it.
  2. Place the apples into a large mixing bowl, and toss with the lemon juice.
  3. Stir the potato starch, 3/4 cup sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a bowl.
  4. Roll out half of the pie crust pastry on a lightly floured surface and fit it into a 10 inch pie plate. Pile half the apples into the crust, and dot with half the butter pieces. Sprinkle half of the potato starch-cinnamon sugar mixture over the apples. Pile the remaining apples into the pie plate. Sprinkle with the remaining butter pieces and sugar mixture. Roll out the remaining pie crust pastry, and place carefully over the apples. Pinch and crimp the edges to seal the crusts. Use a fork to poke holes in the top crust in a few places. Brush the top crust with milk, and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar.
  5. Place the pie in the preheated oven on the baking stone. Immediately lower the heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake until the crust is golden brown, about 60 minutes. Check half way through the baking time, and cover the edges with aluminum foil for the last 30 minutes if necessary to prevent over-browning. Cool 3 hours on a wire rack before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 20, 2007

Wow wow and double wow!! I can't believe how AWESOME this recipe is! I took it to a church potluck and there wasn't a crumb left and got many requests for the recipe. It is really juicy but not runny at all. Next time I think I will bump up the cinnaman since we love extra spice but most will probably find the original amount just fine. You HAVE to try this!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 26, 2008

I made the recipe as written. It was too bland for my taste, and I prefer Granny Smith apples. I will use the potato starch again, however.

Dec 03, 2007

I made this for Thanksgiving and it was sooooooo yummy! This was my first ever apple pie. My youngest son loves apple pie and requested one, so I browsed around here and found this. We like 2 crust fruit pies versus lattice topped. The only challenge was a 10" pie crust recipe. I was in a huge rush and didn't have time to search for one. I ended up using the store bought ready made (sorry to all the purists..LOL!) It was probably a little thin, but I had to make do. It actually was quite tasty. I sliced the apples really thin as I don't care for undercooked apples in pie and they melted in your mouth. My MIL usually does T-giving and makes apple pie...burns the edges of the crust...yuck..and the apples are kinda hard, so I was happy to give it a go! (No, I don't hate my MIL, I actually love her!) Thanks for the 'bout a 10" pie crust recipe????

Sep 26, 2008

I made this recipe yesterday to have for dessert. This was a great apple pie. I did substitute instant tapioca for the potato starch and added a little bit of apple cider I bought from the orchard where I purchased the apples. I am terrible at rolling anything out (I will need more practice perfecting a dough) so I used refrigerated crust. My family loved the pie.

Apr 13, 2009

This is very good...I made a couple of changes though. I used 1/2 cup white and 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 6 granny smith apples (which was more than enough).

Mar 22, 2008

Wow...what an awesome Apple Pie! I was craving a little piece of America for my 32nd Birthday so I searched and searched for what I would consider the appropriate Apple Pie recipe; this is the one! I felt almost as if I was back in the States with a marching band passing in front of my on the 4th of July! I didn't change anything with the recipe and would advise that nobody attempt to do so either. It was easy to make and joyfull to eat...a keeper, for sure!

Nov 29, 2010

I'm an apple pie snob, so I'm super picky. This one is a winner. Really, really good and so easy! I didn't have potato starch so I used corn starch. It worked just fine. thank you!!!

Aug 12, 2008

Great Pie! It was quite easy to make and it tasted great.


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  • Calories
  • 307 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.6 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 13.8 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 3.8 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 160 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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