This is the first apple pie I've made from scratch. Because my oven cooks hot (I have a small countertop oven - not a toaster oven - and it's hard to control the temperature, as it just has a "pie" setting), I precooked the filling on the stovetop to ensure it would be fully cooked without risking burning the crust. I used to make pie crusts for a friend's business many years ago, and the consistency of the dough seemed strange to me, too oily. I couldn't crimp the edges. Once cooked, it seemed all right, but I think I will make the dough from a different recipe from now on. The crumbles also didn't "crumble" - I ended up with a large mass that I had to tear into little pieces to cover the pie, which melted together and got crunchy as it cooked. Perhaps it would have worked better with less butter. The end product was very delicious, the filling came out perfect. I just think the dough and crumbles need some tweaking. I do think you could cut out some butter/oil and sugar and still have a delicious pie. Fuji apples are very sweet on their own. I only used 5 apples, and they barely fit in the pie, 6 would have been too many.
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This is the first apple pie I've made from scratch. Because my oven cooks hot (I have a small...