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Top Secret Apple Pie Recipe
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Top Secret Apple Pie

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"Nothing secret about this spice-filled pie, but when it's done it has to be kept under tight security!"

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch deep dish pie Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    2 hrs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.)
  2. Roll one ball of dough out to fit a 9 inch pie plate. Place bottom crust in pie plate. Roll out top crust and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine sliced apples, white sugar, brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, allspice and cloves. Mix well and pour into pie shell. Dot with remaining tablespoon butter. Cover with top crust, seal edges, and cut away excess dough. Make several small slits in the top to allow steam to escape. Sprinkle top with turbinado sugar.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 to 90 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 17, 2004

Instead of the top crust I made a crumb topping. Voted best pie overall by family and friends. Nice spicy taste!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 03, 2005

That's a LOT of sugar even for tart apples -- I added another 2c of apples and ditched half the sugar for a deep dish pie. Turned out well.

Sep 06, 2008

This was only an ok recipe. I thought the two cups of sugar was too much and I added it dubiously...and I was right. I didn't use especially tart apples, but even had I done that, this would have been too sweet. Next time, if I make this again (because I loved the mix of spices...the flavor was excellent there)I will cut the sugar back to no more than 1 1/4 cups. I thought the addition of coriander was interesting; it added a hint of a lemony note to the flavor. But there again, it was nearly overpowered by the sweetness. If you wanted to keep the sugar the same, this would probably be the kind of pie that is good cut with a slice of fresh cheddar cheese.

Nov 28, 2008

LOVED the spicing, but WOW is this thing too sweet! I cut the sugar back to 1 1/4 c and it was STILL too sweet. Unless you are using REALLY tart apples the sugar needs to be not more than 1 cup total in my opinion. We found it almost too sweet to eat.

Nov 11, 2007

Great taste, but way too sweet. I'll make it again, but cut the sugars down.

Dec 02, 2008

This is a great recipe; however, I cut the sugar and brown sugar in half.

Nov 22, 2005

Outstanding pie! Make it and watch it disappear. I've used Marie Callendar's frozen deep dish pie crust and had great results. One caveat: make sure to put the pie on a foil covered pan when you bake it - the juice has a tendency to seep out and carmelise.

Jan 11, 2005

this is really good. it was my first and i didnt quite get it right, but hey it was my first! i will make it again! but i may add more apples next ime!! just for fun! everything was perfect! i will make sure i make my own crust next time too, my store baught one kinda came apart.. so i m trying the famous one on here! *Laughing* can wait til thanksgiving to show off my new found talent!


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  • Calories
  • 452 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 75.1 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 16.5 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 250 mg
  • 10%

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

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