This is my 3rd year making this pie. I make it every thanksgiving or when i got a sweet tooth. I LOVE this pie...i never expected it to taste so good! My family loves it so much i dont even get a chance to eat it LOL. One hint is to cover the edges of the pie with tin foil bout 10 minutes into baking cause they have a tenancy to burn over time in the oven. make sure you have a cookie sheet below cuase if its cooking right...it will start to leak a bit. also wait a hour or two before eating cuase if you cut it hot the filling from the rest of the pie will seep into the space you cut out. I find adding 1/4 a teaspoon more of nutmeg/cinnimon/cloves into the apples and the streusel makes it a bit more flavorful..and adding a few more chunks of butter to the apples never hurt no one either ^_^
I did like this quite a lot. It is not identical to Krispy Kreme, but it definitely melts in your mouth and has a light, airy, rich flavor to it. I made a few alterations/additions to the doughnuts. I let the dough rise a little over an hour in the bowl, after rolling and cutting out shapes, I let them rise again an additional 45 minutes instead of my usual 30, mainly because I like my doughnuts to be more thick light and airy. Instead of the butter for the icing, I just mixed vanilla, confectioners sugar, and water until it reached my desired consistency. It ended up being the perfect glaze, it added a nice shine coating to the doughnuts. I also made a Penuche Icing that ended up being EVERYONES favorite. I highly suggest making some of this icing.