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best. pie. ever.

apple pie

No kidding. It's the sour-cream apple pie recipe Alicia Paulson posted recently. I made my own crust (the awesome no-roll crust recipe from Penzey's which they ought to call "no-work pie crust") which you make like this: dump 1-1/2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 cup canola oil, 1/4 cup melted butter (okay, actually they say 1/2 cup oil, but I like butter and next time might try using all butter), and 3 Tablespoons milk into your pie pan, stir with a fork until well mixed, press into place. It actually makes a nice, flaky buttery crust! With no work!! I also used Mutsu apples because there are no granny smiths at the farmer's market. And I used brown sugar in the topping. And the result? Amazing. I want Saturday to hurry up and get here so I can buy lots more apples!! And we haven't even finished this pie off!! (And a note: it warms up in the microwave fine in 1 minute, although you do lose the crunch of the topping. But watch for hot spots!)

What did you say?

Sarah, that looks luscious! I have to agree with you about the butter. Pastry must have butter if it's in contact with fruit. I might have to try that pastry recipe as I do it the difficult way in the food processor then let it relax. Then roll it then let it have a rest again. It makes something simple quite complicated.

Enjoy the rest of the pie!

I'm making this tonight! Thanks for breaking my keyboard, I just drooled all over it.

Ok, i'm a skeptic when it comes to pie crusts - but i will give it a try - you sure make it sound perfect. And who doesn't love a good apple pie?

I have a feeling my pie pan wasn't big enough - it was super thick in the middle. What size did you use? Looks like the author used a really deep pan . . ?

JENNY: You know, I had to look it up! Apparently my pie pans (which are fiestaware) are 10" deep dish pans. I actually didn't know that -- it's the first time I've used one for a pie! With regular pans, maybe you should make 2 pies instead? Was it still any good?

I'm kind of a noob when it comes to baking - so I ran to the grocery store and picked up the only re-usable pie pan they had , it was quite shallow and seemingly much smaller compared to yours in the picture! This is the first pie I have ever even attempted to make and it was SCRUMPTIOUS - thick middle and all. Next time I'll find a deeper one - thanks so much for your help! Happy Halloween :)

Sorry I am so late to the party y'all! (The Bea, decided to start running at 10 months! daaang)

Anyhow, I made this pie last night, amazing pants! I am about to zap some for breakfast. I can't believe how well the crust came together. I might try it in cups for tarts and see what happens ^__^

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