Wow, wow, WOW! Fantastic pie! I'm extremely fussy about apple pie and this is the best one I've ever made in thirty years! I did tweak the recipe slightly, taking into consideration all of the previous comments. Here's what I did:
1. Used a good homemade all butter crust and a glass pie plate 2. Used half Fuji and half Granny Smith apples, totalling 3 pounds (a little more than five cups) 3. Increased the flour to a rounded quarter cup 4. Omitted the lemon zest (don't like lemon and apple together) and the allspice (didn't have any) and substitued quick oats for rolled ones.
I also discovered that you can do the initial baking of the apples and crust ahead of time. I had to leave, so I just took it out of the oven, lightly covered with foil and when I returned 3 hours later to finish baking it, it worked out great.
With the full three pounds of apples I used, and all that streusel topping, it looks HUGE before it bakes but it comes out the perfect size.
With a glass pie plate I dropped the oven temp to 360 degrees and I ended up baking it much longer (at least ten or fifteen minutes longer) until I could view the browned crust on the bottom (easy with a glass pan) This is crucial because otherwise you get a soggy crust on the bottom.
We ate the pie after it had totally cooled and the slices held together perfectly. Delicious! Give it a try!
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Wow, wow, WOW! Fantastic pie! I'm extremely fussy about apple pie and this is the best one...