I have never made a pie in my life but my future mother-in-law asked me to make one for Thanksgiving and, well, you just don't say no to the mother-in-law! I wanted it to be perfect so I chose this recipe as it was so positively reviewed. I made a "test pie" (because I had to know if it would be okay to take to the in-laws) yesterday and we've been swooning over it since. I used a mixture of apples I had on hand and instead of making a lattice and pouring the syrup over the top (I was afraid a lattice would be too advanced), I just poured the syrup over the apples in a large mixing bowl, folded it all together and then mounded it in the prepared crust (I brushed the bottom crust with egg white per some review suggestions). I put a full crust on top, cut some vents in it, brushed it with an egg wash, and baked it (again, as per some reviews, I used a lower temp, for longer, to avoid overbrowning before the apples were cooked- 350 for about an hour, until the top was golden and the syrup was bubbling). It came out perfect- the crust was flaky, and the apples had a rich, caramel-y flavor. We can't stop eating it- the one for my in-laws is in the oven now. I will always think of Grandma Ople when I make this pie and be thankful that she saved me at Thanksgiving and helped me make a good impression!
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I have never made a pie in my life but my future mother-in-law asked me to make one for...