Up until I made THIS apple pie, I had hated apple pies my entire life! It didn't matter if I bought them or made them; it didn't matter if they were Dutch or Crumb-crust or plain crust...I couldn't get past the overly sweet/cinnamony insipidness of the filling. However, things have now changed, forever. A friend begged me to make them an apple pie, and I found this recipe on a website where it had garnered 1,617 five star reviews! I read over 40 of the reviews and the version of the pie recipe that I'm posting is based on THEIR tweaking it. The original pie had too many calories for some and no seasonings: suggestions included cutting the syrup in 1/2, adding vanilla and some spices. It also included several helpful hints on adding the buttery caramel syrup. Please do yourself a favour: whether you adore apple pie or have always avoided it as I have, MAKE THIS PIE!!!! If you want to make it with the original recipe, here is the link: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Apple-Pie-by-Grandma-Ople/Detail.aspx?src=etaf. My many thanks and appreciation to the original poster, Moshamama.