I have been making this pie, by request from my friend Connie, for Thanksgiving the last 20 years or so. I clipped it from a magazine (I think Better Homes and Gardens) wore the clipping out and had to scan it to keep a copy. You would think after 20 years I could do it in my sleep, but . . . Anyway, after 20 some years I have only tweeked it a little - that is how good the original is. The only change I have made is to double everything from brown sugar through salt to the asked for amount of apples - we like it sweet and gooey (so if you don't - don't double). Also I use a V-slicer (or mandoline) to slice the apples ultra thin. The original recipe calls for Rome and it means it. I have tried other cooking or pie apples and it just doesn't come out the same. This is a very full pie, you will think you have too many apples, but you don't - trust me. Use your own pie crust, store bought crust, or My Daddy's Pie Crust posted on Zaar. Prep time is estimated on not making your own crust; however I always do - so it takes me WAY more time. Cooking time depends on your oven - the bubbling through the crust is the key. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.