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Mile-High Apple Pie

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"If you've ever prayed for an apple pie recipe with a substantial, luscious, juicy apple filling, but without a flood of juice when you cut it, then this tall, majestic creation is for you. Potato starch keeps the filling inside the pie where it belongs, but without the chalky, pasty texture often caused by using flour. The juices here are thick and clear, without that thick, sticky 'supermarket' feel. They coat the apple slices lightly and beautifully with no soupiness."
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4 h 25 m servings 307
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Position an oven rack in the lower part of the oven and place a baking stone on it.
  2. Place the apples into a large mixing bowl, and toss with the lemon juice.
  3. Stir the potato starch, 3/4 cup sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a bowl.
  4. Roll out half of the pie crust pastry on a lightly floured surface and fit it into a 10 inch pie plate. Pile half the apples into the crust, and dot with half the butter pieces. Sprinkle half of the potato starch-cinnamon sugar mixture over the apples. Pile the remaining apples into the pie plate. Sprinkle with the remaining butter pieces and sugar mixture. Roll out the remaining pie crust pastry, and place carefully over the apples. Pinch and crimp the edges to seal the crusts. Use a fork to poke holes in the top crust in a few places. Brush the top crust with milk, and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar.
  5. Place the pie in the preheated oven on the baking stone. Immediately lower the heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake until the crust is golden brown, about 60 minutes. Check half way through the baking time, and cover the edges with aluminum foil for the last 30 minutes if necessary to prevent over-browning. Cool 3 hours on a wire rack before serving.


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  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 307 calories; 13.8 46.6 2.4 10 160 Full nutrition

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Wow wow and double wow!! I can't believe how AWESOME this recipe is! I took it to a church potluck and there wasn't a crumb left and got many requests for the recipe. It is really juicy but not ...

Most helpful critical review

I made the recipe as written. It was too bland for my taste, and I prefer Granny Smith apples. I will use the potato starch again, however.

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Wow wow and double wow!! I can't believe how AWESOME this recipe is! I took it to a church potluck and there wasn't a crumb left and got many requests for the recipe. It is really juicy but not ...

I made this for Thanksgiving and it was sooooooo yummy! This was my first ever apple pie. My youngest son loves apple pie and requested one, so I browsed around here and found this. We like 2 cr...

I made this recipe yesterday to have for dessert. This was a great apple pie. I did substitute instant tapioca for the potato starch and added a little bit of apple cider I bought from the orcha...

This is very good...I made a couple of changes though. I used 1/2 cup white and 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 6 granny smith apples (which was more than enough).

Wow...what an awesome Apple Pie! I was craving a little piece of America for my 32nd Birthday so I searched and searched for what I would consider the appropriate Apple Pie recipe; this is the o...

I'm an apple pie snob, so I'm super picky. This one is a winner. Really, really good and so easy! I didn't have potato starch so I used corn starch. It worked just fine. thank you!!!

Great Pie! It was quite easy to make and it tasted great.

This is great! Used granny smith's, as they were on hand. Also used 1/2 cup regular and 1/2 cup brown sugar. Did not have a baking stone, so just put foil under pie pan - but no leakage anywa...

FANTASTIC Pie recipe! I used two granny smith, two golden delicious and 2 Fuji apples to give the pie a little more taste and texture and I was pleased with the way it came out. Used corn star...