Best Ever Apple Pie

READY IN: 1hr 20mins




  • 1. Prepare pastry. On a lightly floured surface, roll 1 pastry ball to a 12-inch circle. Transfer to a 9-inch pie plate; set aside.
  • 2. In a large mixing bowl combine granulated sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, water, brandy, and bitters. Add apples; toss to coat. Transfer to pastry-lined pie plate. Dot with butter. Trim edge of crust even with edge of pie plate.
  • 3. On the lightly floured surface, roll out remaining pastry to a 12-inch circle. Cut an “x” or a design in the center of the pastry. Place pastry over filling in pie plate. Seal and crimp edges. Cut small slits in top of crust, if desired. Mix egg white with 1 teaspoon of water and brush crust with egg was. Next sprinkle with granulated or raw sugar. Place pie on a foil-lined baking sheet. Cover pie edges with foil.
  • 4. Bake in a 350° oven for 45 minutes. Remove foil from edges. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes more or until fruit is tender and filling is bubbly. My pie baked fast since I have a 1920's Wedgewood Gas and Woodburning Stove. Cool on a wire rack. Makes 8 servings. The pie is actually better tasting the next day.