No, DON'T add cinnamon! Don't add vanilla or nutmeg! Sure. that's what your "supposed to do" with apples-- right? But, no, in this case it's overkill. This recipe is perfect as it is... I've made a zillion apple pies in my life, and always thought my own recipe was the best -- but it turns out it wasn't. This is the best. If you add cinnamon, or complicate the recipe in other ways, sure it makes it more like other apple pies, but, no, it does not make it better! TIP: If you are worried that the caramel-y glaze will ooze out -- or if you've made it and had the juice/glaze sizzle up and out and onto the bottom of your oven -- add an extra "lip" of pastry around the edges of the pie, like a little barrier to keep the sauce inside. Give it a while to cool down, and for the caramel to get really caramel-y... and you'll be thrilled with the results!
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No, DON'T add cinnamon! Don't add vanilla or nutmeg! Sure. that's what your "supposed to do"...